Book Description

Published in 1887, with a publishers catalogue dated October 1886, this is the First Edition of this one of the scarcest of Jules Verne’s British Firsts to find, an adventure set in Norway, bound in pictorial cloth covers, titled in gilt, page edges gilded all-round, with the cover illustration in silver and blue, title page states 38 illustrations, but its noted in Taves & Michaluk’s bibliography that there are only thirty seven, all 37 are present, though another point is the illustration listed as being at page 140, is actually at page 149. The covers are rubbed and worn with dulling to the gilt, light fraying at spine ends, the lower corner of the upper board is noticeably rubbed and worn with some loss to cloth (see pictures) internally the book does have a slight lean, frontispiece tissue guard is foxed with a small piece missing (pictured) wear to a few page edges, and a few small marks, else contents are in good general condition. An acceptable example of one of the harder to find Jules Verne First Editions.
Date 1887
Binding hardback
Publisher Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington
Condition GOOD

Price: £1500.00

Offered by Andrew Cox

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