Excerpt: ...of the streets, and tried to speculate. Some believed that they were being taken to the Northern Railway Station; others thought to the Havre Railway Station. They heard the trot of the escort on the paving-stones. On the railway the discomfort of the cells greatly increased. General Lamoriciere, encumbered with a parcel and a cloak, ...Read MoreExcerpt: ...of the streets, and tried to speculate. Some believed that they were being taken to the Northern Railway Station; others thought to the Havre Railway Station. They heard the trot of the escort on the paving-stones. On the railway the discomfort of the cells greatly increased. General Lamoriciere, encumbered with a parcel and a cloak, was still more jammed in than the others. He could not move, the cold seized him, and he ended by the exclamation which put all four of them in communication with each other. On hearing the names of the prisoners their keepers, who up to that time had been rough, became respectful. "I say there," said General Changarnier, "open our cells, and let us walk up and down the passage like yourselves." "General," said a sergent de ville, "we are forbidden to do so. The Commissary of Police is behind the carriage in a barouche, whence he sees everything that is taking place here." Nevertheless, a few moments afterwards, the keepers, under pretext of cold, pulled up the ground-glass window which closed the vehicle on the side of the Commissary, and having thus "blocked the police," as one of them remarked, they opened the cells of the prisoners. It was with great delight that the four Representatives met again and shook hands. Each of these three generals at this demonstrative moment maintained the character of his temperament. Lamoriciere, impetuous and witty, throwing himself with all his military energy upon "the Bonaparte;" Cavaignac, calm and cold; Changarnier, silent and looking out through the port-hole at the landscape. The sergents de ville ventured to put in a word here and there. One of them related to the prisoners that the ex-Prefect Carlier had spent the night of the First and Second at the Prefecture of Police. "As for me," said he, "I left the Prefecture at midnight, but I saw him up to that hour, and I can affirm that at midnight he was there still." They reached Creil, and then Noyon. At Noyon they gave them...Read Less
Good. No dust jacket. Good plus. Bright exterior with light bumps and wear, bit of foxing to edges, o/w clean, unmarked. Not ex-lib. Burgundy cloth over boards, with gilt spine printing and blind-stamped decoration. 430 p. 19 cm.
Good. Book ORIGINAL VALJEAN EDITION, circa 1900; bound in half-calf with marbled boards; head and tail of spine and corners bumped; minor edgewear w/ a couple of nicks on lower front boards; small splits in upper joints; light tanning of leaves; o/w contents in good condition.
Fair with no dust jacket. Wear and faded spots to brown cloth covers. Heavy age toning throughout. Old price scribbled out on front end page. Insect damage on front pastedown through page 58. Front and back hinge paper cracked, but basic binding is sound. Text clean of highlighting, underlining or other pen/pencil marks. A Little Store that's BIG on Service. Free Delivery Confirmation on every package.
VERY GOOD Condition. 5x7" RED Clothbnd 430ps gold spine titles. Pebbled texture quarterbound & tips. BURT'S HOME LIBRARY Series advert end of book. has author preface dated 1877, October, but this is a later reprint. Mossy type floral endpaper designs in light yellow. Nice, Solid, Clean Copy..
VG+/Near Fine. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. A handsome copy bound in blue cloth covers.430 pages. Light wear to spine ends. Small ripples in cloth. Not much. Otherwise a tight, clean, complete copy with very clean internals. Nice copy!
Good. This volume is one of the Seaside Library of inexpensive softcover reprints of European literature: No. 2161. Munro was a principal publisher of popular fiction to feed the burgeoning literary appetites of nineteenth century America. Covers chipped at margins, spine rolled and creased, pages toned. Several pages of advertisements for the publisher's other publications, bicycles and bicycle parts, and the Columbia graphophone.; Seaside Library; Vol. 2161; 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; 413 pages.
Very Good with no dust jacket. Full red cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Corners bumped and mildly worn, light wear and rubbing to edges of boards and head and heel of spine. VERY GOOD. 12mo 7"-7½" tall. 430 pp.
Frontispiece. Good. No Jacket. This antique hardcover book (circa 1880 or thereabouts; no date of publication listed) is bound in red marbled boards with 3/4 red leather trim. Spine has five raised bands, trimmed in gilt, with gilt-stamped lettering and decoration. Top page edge is gilt. Cover has general wear; page edges are browned; darkened spine; wear and soil. This is the controversial book that got Hugo banned from France. 444 pages; approx. 5"x8".
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