|Estimate:||£500 - £800|
BINDING - Victor HUGO (1802-85). Hernani. Drame en Cinq Actes. Paris: Librairie L. Conquet, 1890. 4to (311x 220mm). Half title, etched portrait of the author by Léon Boisson after Achille Jacques-Jean-Maria Devéria in 4 states, 15 etched plates and illustrations by Boisson after Francisco Arturo Michelina, each in 4 states (some very light spotting and staining). EXCEPTIONALLY FINELY BOUND in olive crushed morocco gilt by Chambolle-Duru, the covers with gilt-ruled borders, the spine decorated in gilt with 5 raised bands, dentelles, gilt edges, uncut (spine a little faded). Provenance: Albert May Todd (bookplate). This is a unique copy: a blank leaf at the front is inscribed by the publisher, "Exemplaire sur Hollande non mis dans le Commerce, L. Conquet."