Paris: pagnerre, and Brussels: a. Lacroix, verboeckhoven et cie, 1863. Ten volumes in-12, (4)-ii-(2)-355 pages; (4)-382 pages; (4)-358 pages; (4)-318 pages; (4)-320 pages; (4)-297 pages; (4)-432 pages; (4)-399 pages; (4)-400 pages; (4)-311 pages; and 25 photographic plates.
Half-basane violin of the time, smooth back ornate. Rubbed backs and cuts, blunt corners; scattered freckles, essentially on the previous sheet and following each board, without affecting the photograph.Rare enriched copy of the suite of 25 photographic plates drawn by gilmer after gustave brion, the first illustration of the wretched. These 25 albumed prints, glued to China, captioned and mounted on strong paper, were thus linked in a copy of the first edition in-12 of the miserables by a bibliophile of the time. Victor hugo wanted the first edition of the Wretched not to be illustrated. But in 1862, in the face of the success of its publication, the painter Gustave Brion had the idea to create an independent illustration.
He gave twenty-five drawings, between April and July, which he had reproduced in photographs, associating a. Sold piece by piece or as an album, they were drawn in three different formats, the two smaller ones of which corresponded to those of the Belgian and French editions - as is the case here - allowing fans to have them linked in their volumes.
This first illustration really created the visual types of the characters that were very often and sustainably later taken up. Victor hugo praised the quality and accuracy of brion's drawings (with the exception of fantine and javert portraits).
The item \"hugo, les miserables, bets, 1863, with rare photographic suite of the time\" has been on sale since Wednesday, February 3, 2021. It is in the category \"books, comics, old books, collectibles\". The seller is \"sguerit\" and is located in bets. This item can be shipped to the following country: France.