Book Description

This was the first English translation of Jules Verne's 'THE SURVIVORS OF THE CHANCELLOR' which was published with the earlier novella, 'MARTIN PAZ'. The secondary title was : 'Diary of J R Kazallon, Passenger'. As such it gives a dramatic, realistic & fictionalised account of a disastrous fire on board the ship followed by a storm of great fury and the subsequent trials of the survivors at sea - from the point of view of one of the survivors. At the time of publication sea disasters like this were common particularly around most coastlines & islands, and sailing vessels were prone to both fires & adverse weather conditions with only rudimentary safety appliances & precautions in place. Jules Verne had already written & published his highly successful 'Around the World in 80 Days' and 'Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea'.
Author Jules Verne
Date 1875 (First English Edition)
Binding Maroon cloth boards with gilt titles to the front & spine, line decorations to front & spine + gilt-edged 'shipwreck' panel on the front
Publisher Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle
Illustrator 56 Engraved illustrations by Riou
Condition G/VG (Some age spots especially to last 4 pages, & weak hinge at rear. Previous owner's inscription on ffep dated 'Christmas 1875')
Pages 358

Price: £275.00

Offered by Geoff Cox Books

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