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Victor Hugo, NOTRE DAME de PARIS, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1930

Victor Hugo, NOTRE DAME de PARIS, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1930
Victor Hugo, NOTRE DAME de PARIS, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1930
Victor Hugo, NOTRE DAME de PARIS, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1930
Victor Hugo, NOTRE DAME de PARIS, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1930
Victor Hugo, NOTRE DAME de PARIS, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1930
Victor Hugo, NOTRE DAME de PARIS, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1930
Victor Hugo, NOTRE DAME de PARIS, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1930
Victor Hugo, NOTRE DAME de PARIS, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1930
Victor Hugo, NOTRE DAME de PARIS, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1930
Victor Hugo, NOTRE DAME de PARIS, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1930
Victor Hugo, NOTRE DAME de PARIS, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1930
Victor Hugo, NOTRE DAME de PARIS, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1930

Victor Hugo, NOTRE DAME de PARIS, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1930

Translated by Jessie Haynes with a critical introduction by Andrew Lang and with wood-cut illustrations by Frans Masereel. Paris: The Limited Editions Club 1930. The volumes are bound in wraps with glassine covers which are housed in a folding case (chemise) which slips into slipcase.

The volumes are in Near Fine condition, the volumes do not appear to have been fully opened. Tears or rips to the glassine wrappers. The chemise (folding case) shows light wear on covers with a light discoloring to the "spine" with the paper label (see pic). The slipcase shows wear to the edges and some small pieces of the paper that covers the boards missing (see pic of slipcase).

This volume is numbered 548 and signed by the Illustrator (wood block prints), Frans Masereel (see picture of the limitation page). From the limitation page: This book was set up, printed by R. Coulouma, Master Printer in Argenteuil, H. 1500 copies drawn on velin D'Arches paper, number 1 to 1500.

These volumes were previously owned by Arthur Edward Andersen, founder of Arthur Andersen, Accounting Firm. The current owner is a close family member. 26 February 1802 22 May 1885 was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers.

Outside France, his most famous works are the novels Les Miserables. 1862, and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. Is a French Gothic novel by Victor Hugo, originally published in 1831.

The novel has been described as a key text in French literature. The novel's original French title, Notre-Dame de Paris, refers to Notre Dame Cathedral, on which the story is centered.

Frederic Shoberl's 1833 English translation was published as The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which became the generally used title in English), which refers to Quasimodo, Notre Dame's bell-ringer. (May 30, 1885 January 10, 1947) was a founder of the accounting firm Arthur Andersen LLP. Arthur Edward Andersen was born in Plano, Illinois. John William and Mary Andersen, Arthur Andersen's parents, had immigrated to the United States from Norway in 1881. Andersen was left on his own at the age of 16 after the death of his parents.

In 1908, after attending courses at night while working full-time, he graduated from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University with a bachelor's degree in business. Eventually he was hired as the assistant to the controller of Allis-Chalmers in Chicago where he became intrigued with the work of independent public accountants. He became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Illinois in 1908, and was then the youngest CPA in the state.

In 1913, with Clarence Delaney, he bought out The Audit Company of Illinois to form Andersen, Delaney & Co. Which became Arthur Andersen & Co. He also served as head of the accounting department from 1912 to 1922, when he resigned to devote full-time to his professional accounting practice. At the time of his death, Arthur Andersen was one of the largest accounting firms in the world.

Arthur Andersen's mother had schooled him in a Scandinavian axiom "Think straight, talk straight". His brand of stern independence carried on through Leonard Spacek, who succeeded Andersen after the founder's death in 1947. He was named to the Accounting Hall of Fame in 1953.

Northwestern University dedicated Arthur Andersen Hall at the Evanston Campus in 1979 to commemorate Northwestern alumnus, faculty member, and trustee Arthur Andersen. The Limited Editions Club of New York was started in 1929 by George Macy. At 29-years-old, he was an avid reader who wanted to make his living from books.

His business revolved around publishing beautifully illustrated classic titles in relatively small quantities with club members paying a subscription. Today, the Limited Editions Club (LEC) is an important part of the rare book business and the books are adored by collectors. From 1929 to 1985, the Limited Editions Club published 548 titles. The Limited Editions Club is famous for original illustrations by the best book illustrators and artists. Between 1929 and 1985, 10 to 12 titles featuring 1,500 numbered copies each were published annually although the print run expanded to 2,000 numbered copies in later years.

Each title was unique, using special papers, special cover material including many in leather, almost all came in a slipcase or clam-shell box, many of the titles were already regarded as classics and produced by private small presses throughout the world, almost all were signed by either the illustrator, author, publisher or designer. Sometimes three signatures can be found on the colophon page. I will be listing more fine volumes from the Limited Editions Club, please see my other listings. If you have any questions about this book please ask.

The item "Victor Hugo, NOTRE DAME de PARIS, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1930" is in sale since Sunday, February 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "whitebks" and is located in Ishpeming, Michigan. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Year Printed: 1930
  • Modified Item: Yes
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Topic: Classics
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Illustrator: Frans Masereel
  • Author: Victor Hugo
  • Subject: Literature & Fiction
  • Personalized: No
  • Original/Facsimile: Original
  • Modification Description: Signed by the Illustrator, Frans Masereel
  • Language: English
  • Signed: Yes
  • Publisher: Limited Editions Club
  • Place of Publication: Paris
  • Special Attributes: Limited to 1500 copies


Victor Hugo, NOTRE DAME de PARIS, The Limited Editions Club, Near Fine, 1930