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Lot 6: ANTIQUE 1879 Fine Leather Binding Dumasâ Dame Camelias
Antique & Collectible Books-Art-Paper Civil War, Antique Reference, Outsider & Harper's Weekly Art, etc
December 1, 2016
Edgewater, FL, USA
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Description: Bidders will note that lot(s) with very low Staring Bids, i. e. $1-$5, should in no way see the Starting Bid of $1-$5 as the Book Barnâs judgment on the value of the item(s) contained in the lot(s). We have been in the Used/OP book business for 30+ years & have a LOT of inventory, with more piling up weekly. (Sometimes it seems to us that books breed at night, so there are always more of them over time!) There is NO reserve on these lots. These low Starting Bid lot(s) are meant to lower our inventory by providing bidders the opportunity to buy material at a low pricesâwe call it the "Eek" price; as in "Eek! Thatâs all it sold for?" Our lack of storage is your opportunity to buy material at a low price. ANTIQUE 1879 Fine Leather Binding with Raised bands. "La Dame Aux Camelias: Drame En Cinq Actes" by Alexandre Dumas, Fils. HARDCOVER 1879 Ancienne Maison Michel Levy Freres 1st THUS Edition, 1st Printing w/ Date: "1879" on Title Page & no additional printings on copyright page. Exactly as shown in the listing scan(s). Nice Collectible 1st THUS edition, 1st printing hardcover copy. Nice example of a 3/4 leather binding, decorated with gold lettering/decorations, & raised spine bands. IN THE ORIGINAL FRENCH: "During 1844 Dumas met Marie Duplessis, a Young courtesan who supposedly was the inspiration for his novel "The Lady of the Camellias" (La Dame aux Camelias). Of course the heroine's name was changed to Marguerite Gautier. The novel was adapted into a play performed throughout the late 19th Century, and it was titled "Camille" when performed in English. The 1936 classic film based on the novel starring Lionel Barrymore, Robert Taylor and Greta Garbo, who "vanted to be alone." This edition was the one adapted into a play; "A Drame en cinq actes." Alexandre Dumas, fils (1824-1895) was a French author and playwright, best known for the novel, La Dame Aux Camelis (The Lady of the Camellias), published in 1848, which was adapted into Verdiâs opera "La Traviata" (The Fallen Woman), as well as numerous stage and film productions, usually titled "Camille" in English-language versions. Dumas, fils was the son of Alexandre Dumas, pere also a well-known playwright and author of classic novels such as "The Three Musketeers." Internally tight & unmarked, pages slightly toning but not brittle. Binding Exterior; Dark Blue leather with gold letters/decorations on spine. Light expected handing wear/rubbing to spine ends, raised bands, and cover edges, but all lettering/decoration bright. NO REMAINDER MARK; NOT X-LIBRARY. NO DJ AS ISSUED. ALL ITEMS ARE GUARANTEED TO BE ACCURATELY DESCRIBED, NOT DEFECTIVE, & GENUINE. PLEASE NOTE: We do all our own shipping. We will combine shipping on multiple items, where possible to save the wining bidder on shipping costs. Shipping will be added to winning bidder's invoice for item(s) won. Media Mail postage from USPS will be used for shipping in the United States for those items allowed. Lowest alternative cost shipping will be billed for items not allowed by USPS to be shipped by Media Mail. Foreign winning bidders will pay postage based on their countries small/medium/large Flat Rate box postage rates & weight of the package. Other types of postage are available at added expense at the bidders request. You also agree to pay any applicable taxes and/or customs/import duties. A Tracking Number will be provided to buyer. Insurance is mandatory on packages over $100 USD and will be added to postage charges when applicable.
Condition Report: Very Good Condition