FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON . A Voyage of Exploration and Discovery in Central Africa (from the French of Jules Verne) CHAPMAN AND HALL 1870 ([ 1870 ])

Jules Verne

Five Weeks in a Balloon

Published: Chapman and Hall 193 Piccadilly

Date: [ 1870 ]

Published in London by Chapman and Hall in 1870, this is the excessively Rare First British Edition, First Printing of the author’s first book, this was the first Jules Verne book to be printed in England, and the only Verne title to be published by Chapman and Hall. An early ballooning adventure novel set in Africa, internally illustrated with the sixty four drawings by Riou as used in the later Sampson Low printings, The book is bound in the original cloth boards with blind impressed patterning to boards and gilt illustration to spine, and has been re-cased, not brilliantly, but preserving most of the original cloth with some loss and damage to bottom around the publishers imprint, the boards have some mild marking with a small area of damp marking to cloth at lower corner of upper board, fitted with new endpapers, old blurred ownership ink stamp to half title page (pictured) some noticeable brown spotting and occasional handling marks to a few pages, , mild edge wear damage to a couple of page edges, else overall contents in good general condition, a good acceptable example in the original cloth binding of what is quite probably the ultimate British Jules Verne Rarity, only two copies listed on Copac, one in the British Library and the other in the V&A Library,

Illustrated
illustrated

Binding
Original Cloth

£12500

Offered by Andrew Cox