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Victor Hugo Book Collection

1,100 items (dispersed).

The Library holds a collection of over 1,000 editions of works by or about Victor Hugo, including first editions of Les Misérables (1862) and William Shakespeare (1864), and a copy of Hans of Iceland (1825), an English translation of Hugo's first published novel, with illustrations by Cruikshank.

These complement the valuable collection of Victor Hugo papers.

Finding aids

Recorded in general printed-book catalogue.


The John Rylands Library

Using the reading rooms in the John Rylands Library