Jules Verne's very best.... (1875 - 1876)

VERNE Jules 1828-1905. (KINGSTON WHG 1814-1880 - translator)

The Mysterious Island. Part 1: Dropped from the Clouds. Part 2: Abandoned. [and]: The Secret of the Island.

Published: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington. London: Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street

Date: 1875 - 1876

2nd, 1st & 1st eds, 148 illustrations. 3 vols, in modern half blue morocco, blue cloth, gilt tooling. Spines, gilt tooling & titles. Internally, new endpapers, a.e.g. Housed in a blue cloth slipcase. Part 1: Dropped from the Clouds, 2nd ed, 1876, frontis, [5], (vi-viii), [1], 2-310 pp, 49 illust. Part 2, Abandoned,1st ed, 1875, frontis, [3], (iv-viii), [1], 2-304 pp, 50 illust. Vol 3, Secret of the Island, 1st ed, 1875, frontis, [3], (iv-viii), [1], 2-299 pp, [1], (iii) adverts, [1], 39 adverts, 49 illust. Light damp stain to frontis & a couple of leaf margins of Part 1.

Note
Triolgy relating the adventures of a group of balloonists marooned on an island. Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.

£1850

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