Item #745 Vingt Ans Après. Alexandre Dumas.

Vingt Ans Après

Brussels: Alph. Lebègue, 1845. First Edition. Hardcover. 8 vols. in 2, all vols. dated 1845. The text was copied directly from the serialization published in Le Siècle from Jan. to Aug. 1845, and the first 4 Brussels editions all precede Baudry’s Paris edition. Munro lists our edition 3rd after the editions of Hauman and Meline but priority remains unsure (the open question is who published their last volume first, thus completing publication, the definition of the 1st edition). Publication of all 3 editions was completed in August, and because Lebègue published the real 1st edition of Les Trois Mousquetaires’ he was motivated to get his edition (the sequel) of it to market first, and may have succeeded, but we won’t argue Munro’s priority here and now. Contemporary boards and paper labels worn at the corners and along the joints, former owners’ inscriptions on the flyleaves, minor stains to 5 pages, else good condition, lacks the ads but otherwise complete with all half–titles, and the chapter Le bonhomme Broussel (pages 81–90 in vol. III), which was suppressed from the Paris edition. good. Item #745

Price: $2,500.00

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