The Toilers of the Sea

The Toilers of the Sea

The Toilers of the Sea

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New York: Harper and Brothers, [1870's]. 7 x 10 1/2". Brown cloth over boards with beveled edges, frontispiece etching of Victor Hugo is missing tissue guard, 2 illustrations by Gustave Dore have tissue guards intact, some stains and wear to covers, corners bumped and frayed spine ends show wear, minor foxing, good + condition.

American version originally printed in 1867, but this is one of three possible later versions, either 1873, 1875, or 1878 according to their size. (Malan, p.279) Text in two columns. The book is dedicated by Hugo to the island of Guernsey, where he spent 19 years in exile. The novel setting is just after the Napoleonic Wars and portrays the impact of the Industrial Revolution upon the island.

Publisher
Harper and Brothers
Binding
Hardcover