London: Bickers & Son, 1881. illustrated by Gustave Dore. Small folio (10-1/2"x13"), pp. 520, 3/4 leather & maroon cloth, marbled end-papers, all edges gilt, illustrated with wood engravings by Gustave Dore (110 full page illustrations with tissue protection & 123 other illustrations). -- A small amount of rubbing to the tips of the spines and tips of the corners. Binding is tight and secure. -- Overall a quite beautiful copy.. -- Internally fine with only a small amount of wear to the outer extremites (as noted).-- Shipping for International orders will be billed at cost. Inquire before ordering. Near fine. Item #10659
"Paul Gustave Doré (1832 – 23 January 1883) was a French printmaker, illustrator, painter, comics artist, caricaturist, and sculptor. He is best known for his prolific output of wood-engravings illustrating classic literature, especially those for the Vulgate Bible and Dante's Divine Comedy. These achieved great international success, and he became renowned for printmaking, although his role was normally as the designer only; at the height of his career some 40 block-cutters were employed to cut his drawings onto the wooden printing blocks, usually also signing the image".-wikipedia.