Le Rêve de Jean Valjean. by HUGO, Victor. Lars BO,…

Le Rêve de Jean Valjean. by HUGO, Victor. Lars BO, illustrator.

~ Le Rêve de Jean Valjean. Paris: Fequet et Baudier, J. J. J. Rigal, Les Amis de Bibliophiles, [ 1975].

Oblong folio (360 × 453 mm), pp. [60], plus 9 etched plates printed in colour. Loose and uncut in original wrappers. Red box. Fine. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).

First edition with illustrations by Lars Bo. An illustrated edition of Jean Valjean’s dream from Les Miserables: a nightmare in which he walks around a deserted city followed by numerous silhouettes of silent, standing men before eventually realising he himself is dead. Bo’s work illustrates episode with ghostly clarity. Number 87 (for Madame Charles Sarget) of 100 copies on grande vélin de Rives (total edition 150).

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