1825 Rare First English Edition - Hans of Iceland by Victor Hugo. Illustrated by Cruikshank.
Author: Hugo, Victor; (Cruikshank, George - Illustrator).
Title: Hans of Iceland.
Publisher: London, J. Robins and Co., 1825. First English Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: 225 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good handsome morocco leather binding, gilt lettering, 5 raised bands, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt-ruled dentelle (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright and tight, rare light foxing - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the nice frontispiece and 3 full-page etchings by George Cruikshank.
The book: Nice and rare first English edition of The story of Hans of Iceland which is located in the region of Trondheim in Norway in 1699. Ordener Guldenlew, the main character, virtuous young man, noble and courageous, is the son of the Viceroy of Norway and in love with Ethel, gentle young daughter of Schumaker, former Earl of Griffenfeld dishonored by the king and locked up in the fortress of Munkholm.
Only certain papers, locked in an iron casket and in the hands of Hans of Iceland, could save Schumaker and his daughter. Ordener then sets out to find him in the wild north of Norway.
"Some say this Monster was a Witch,
Some say he was a Devil"
The author: Victor Marie Hugo (26 February 1802 – 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Outside of France, his most famous works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (French: Notre-Dame de Paris), 1831. In France, Hugo is known primarily for his poetry collections, such as Les Contemplations (The Contemplations) and La Légende des siècles (The Legend of the Ages).
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