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Count of Monte Cristo

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THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO, ILLUSTRATED AND SIGNED BY LYND WARD

DUMAS, Alexandre. The Count of Monte Cristo. With an introduction by André Maurois & Illustrations by Lynd Ward. New York: Limited Editions Club, 1941. Four volumes. Quarto, original black cloth gilt, original glassine, original slipcase.

Signed limited edition, number 1180 of 1500 copies, of Dumas’ swashbuckling classic, signed by noted illustrator Lynd Ward, who contributed hundreds of wood engravings.

First published in 1845-46, Dumas’ “most brilliantly successful novel” (Harvey & Heseltine, 232) expresses “the frustrated dreams of its era and the deep aspirations of Dumas himself to unlimited knowledge, power and fame” (Amelita Marinetti). Illustrated title pages, chapter headings and in-text wood engravings by Lynd Ward, famed for his series of such “novels without words” as Gods’ Man (1929). LEC 127.

Scarce glassine with some loss, original slipcase lightly rubbed. Books fine.