The Romances of Alexandre Dumas, Extra Illustrated (in 53 vols.)

The Romances of Alexandre Dumas, Extra Illustrated (in 53 vols.). Alexandre Dumas.
The Romances of Alexandre Dumas, Extra Illustrated (in 53 vols.)
The Romances of Alexandre Dumas, Extra Illustrated (in 53 vols.)
The Romances of Alexandre Dumas, Extra Illustrated (in 53 vols.)
The Romances of Alexandre Dumas, Extra Illustrated (in 53 vols.)
The Romances of Alexandre Dumas, Extra Illustrated (in 53 vols.)
The Romances of Alexandre Dumas, Extra Illustrated (in 53 vols.)
The Romances of Alexandre Dumas, Extra Illustrated (in 53 vols.)
Beautifully bound with water colored illustrations, a most exceptional gathering of Dumas' works
The Romances of Alexandre Dumas, Extra Illustrated (in 53 vols.)

Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1902. Orleans Edition. One of 250 numbered sets extra-illustrated with water color illustrations, of which this is number 70. Finely bound in three-quarter crushed morocco over marbled boards and embossed in gilt. Top edges brightly gilt, all other edges untrimmed. Marbled endpapers. Inside and out, a beautiful set with striking illustrations bringing Dumas' greatest works to life.

Along with The Three Musketeers, The Count of Monte Cristo cemented Dumas’ reputation as France’s premier adventure writer and a forefather of popular fiction. "First to sheer narrative power -- Dumas was a master of narrative -- and secondly to the theme. It is a story for all time, a 19th-century version of 'The Arabian Nights,' a gorgeous piece of escapism from the drudgery of daily life" (Sudley). The present 53 volume set brings together a significant gathering of the author's literary oeuvre, not only in a beautiful binding but with the further addition of numerous water-colored illustrations that bring the adventure and romance of his works to life.
Fine (Item #4185)

Price: $12,500