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Voyage Au Centre De La Terre [Voyage to the Center of the Earth]

Verne, Jules
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Book Description: Paris: Hetzel, 1867. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. The first illustrated edition, very good in original cloth, reinforced at inside front edge, housed in a custom-made quarter-leather collector's folding case. Bookseller Inventory # 108115

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Robur le Conquerant

VERNE, JULES.
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Book Description: Paris: Hetzel, 1886, 1886. First Illustrated Edition; publisher's decorated cloth; minor wear; back cover faded; minor foxing; very good. Presentation copy; inscribed by the author, "Offert a l'Ouevre [?] de Charite de Madame le Comtesse de Paris/ Jules Verne/ Juin 1887." Inscribed Verne books are extremely rare: no copy appears in auction records of the last 25 years. This novel is very similar to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, featuring a Nemo-like Robur who commands a destructive airship. This novel was made into the 1961 film Master of the World, which featured Vincent Price and Charles Bronson. Bookseller Inventory # 15231

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Works [Edition d’Amiens]

VERNE, Jules | Horne, Charles F. |
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Book Description: New York: Vincent Parke and Company, 1911., 1911. A Finely Bound Set of The Edition d’Amiens of Jules VerneVERNE, Jules. Works of Jules Verne. Edited by Charles F. Horne, Ph.D. Professor of English, College of the City of New York; Author of "The Technique of the Novel"," etc. New York: Vincent Parke and Company, [1911].Edition d’Amiens. Limited to 600 numbered copies, of which this is No. 122 and signed by R.G. Lancaster, Registrar. Fifteen large octavo volumes (8 5/8 x 5 13/16 inches; 220 x 151 mm). Hand-colored frontispieces, signed by the colorist, and numerous tinted plates, with descriptive tissue guards. Hand-illuminated limitation leaf. Bound by Frost of Bath ca. 1960 in full crimson polished calf, covers with double-gilt rules, spines with five shallow raised bands decoratively tooled in gilt in compartments, purple and green morocco gilt lettering labels, board edges and turn-ins decoratively gilt, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. A very fine set.Jules Verne (1828-1905), "French writer whose writings shaped the development of modern science fiction In 1863 Verne published the first of his Voyages extraordinaires—Cinq semaines en ballon (1863; Five Weeks in a Balloon). The great success of the tale encouraged him to produce others in the same vein of romantic adventure, with increasingly deft depictions of fantastic but nonetheless carefully conceived imaginary scientific wonders. The Voyages continued with Le Voyage au centre de la Terre (1864; A Journey to the Center of the Earth), De la Terre à la Lune (1865; From the Earth to the Moon), Vingt Mille Lieues sous les mers (1869-70; Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea), and L’Île mystérieuse (1874; The Mysterious Island), in which he foresaw a number of scientific devices and developments, including the submarine, the aqualung, television, and space travel. Verne’s novels were enormously popular throughout the world; one in particular, the grippingly realistic Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingt jours (1873; Around the World in Eighty Days), generated great excitement during its serial publication in Le Temps and remained one of his most popular works" (Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature). Bookseller Inventory # 00911

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Book Description: Paris: J. Hetzel, 1892, 1892. First Illustrated Edition; publisher's pictorial cloth; gilt edges; slight chip at the top edge of the cover vignette photo of the author; minor wear; very good to fine. Presentation copy; inscribed by Verne in December, 1892. Bookseller Inventory # 21487

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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS

Verne, Jules
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Book Description: 1874. Translated by Geo. M. Towle. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1874. 48 pp ads dated October 1873. Original terra-cotta cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled, all edges gilt. First British Edition, usual 1874 issue, of the famous tale of Phileas Fogg and his trip around the globe, well-known for the 1956 film starring David Niven. Osgood of Boston came out with a small unillustrated volume, the first edition in English, titled THE TOUR OF THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS, in July 1873 (the same year as the original French edition). This first British edition, also the first illustrated edition, was published in November 1873; an American illustrated edition was then prepared from the English one. With both the British and the American illustrated editions, a few copies came out with 1873-dated title pages, but the majority were equipped with 1874-dated title pages (especially in England it was the custom to post-date books that came out near the end of a calendar year). The first British edition dated 1873 is exceedingly scarce (the Myers bibliography could only speculate about its existence): we have had only one copy, sold well into five figures.~This copy is in terra-cotta cloth, one of several colors used without priority (we have had a red and a blue 1874 copy). It is in very nearly fine condition (one bit of wear at one upper corner of the spine); the covers remain clean and bright, and there is no foxing on the many plates within. See Taves & Michaluk V011 and Myers 54. Bookseller Inventory # 10545

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Un Capitaine de quinze ans [Signee; Signed]

Verne, Jules
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Book Description: J. Hetzel nd [1878], Paris, 1878. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First Illustrated Edition. An essentially Very Good copy of the first illustrated edition, first printing, SIGNED BY JULES VERNE on the title page; Verne's tale addressing slavery -- and particularly with the African slave trade conducted by Africans, and the seventeenth novel in Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires, a series of fifty-four novels originally published between 1863 and 1905, which, according to their Publisher (Hetzel) were designed "to outline all the geographical, geological, physical, and astronomical knowledge amassed by modern science and to recount, in an entertaining and picturesque format . the history of the universe." Given Verne's careful research and attention to detail, those who read the novels could gain accurate knowledge of geology, biology, astronomy, paleontology, and oceanography. "Un Capitaine de quinze ans" was first published in installments Hetzel's Magasin d'Éducation et de Récréation (January 1, 1878 - December 15, 1878), then in two volumes (Volume 1 on July 1, 1878 and Volume 2 on November 14, 1878). The entire tale then was published in this two-volumes-in-one edition on November 18, 1878 containing 94 illustrations by Henri Meyer, engraved by Charles Barbant. (The tale was published in English as "Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen", also in 1878.) This is an about Very Good copy with rubbing to the board bottoms and outer board corners, some rubbing to the spine ends with tiny splits to the spine tail's bottom edge, and some splitting to the spine edge adjacent to the rear board. The front joint (internal) appears to have been reglued. The pages show scattered foxing, a few small dog ear folds, a very small closed tear to the leaf comprising pp 215/216, and a few pencil marks within the text. When signing the book's title page, Verne used the same style of signature he used when he and his brother Paul signed the Guest Register at Niagara Falls on their visit there. Having an excellent Provenance, this copy belonged to Fanny S. Chipman [Theophania Camille Bunand-Sevastos "Fanny" Chipman], wife of US Diplomat Norris Chipman, niece of Antoine Bourdelle (for whom she posed for his great statue "La France"), granddaughter of the great philosopher, poet, author, Paul-Louis Couchoud, friend of Anatole France and of Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and who worked closely with the famed Doris Stevens, co-founder and active supporter of the Congressional Union for Woman Sufferage. An about Very Good copy of the first illustrated edition with an excellent Provenance and SIGNED BY JULES VERNE. QUITE SCARCE INDEED. Bookseller Inventory # 00004159

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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS . Translated by Geo. M. Towle.

Verne, Jules.
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Book Description: Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, late Ticknor and Fields, and Fields, Osgood, and Co., 1873. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv [v] vi-viii [ix-xi] xii-xvi [1] 2-315 [316: blank], fly leaves at front and rear, 54 inserted plates with illustrations by A. de Neuville and L. Benett, plus one small illustration by Benett in the text and an integral full-page sketch of the "Saint Michael" [sic, i.e. Michel] drawn by Verne, original pictorial bevel-edged green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and black, rear panel stamped in blind, brown coated endpapers, all edges plain. First fully illustrated U.S. edition. A translation of LE TOUR DU MONDE EN QUATRE-VINGTS JOURS (1873), Verne's most popular novel. In the summer of 1873 Osgood published their first edition, THE TOUR OF THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS, in a small pocket-sized format with a single illustration (Verne's sketch of his yacht, the "Saint Michel"). The first fully illustrated English-language edition was published in London by Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle in November 1873. In November or December 1873 Osgood published their second edition of the novel which was printed in London by Gilbert and Rivington from the plates of the British Sampson Low's 1873 edition. The Sampson Low and Osgood editions were reprinted with title pages dated 1874. The 1873 printings are very scarce. The book "seems to have had production problems that caused the spine to crack and chip when the book was read; consequently no 1873 copies have been seen in better than good condition." - Arthur B. Edwards, "Collecting Jules Verne," Firsts, VI: 7-8 [July- August 1996], p. 42. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-154 and (1981) 1-165. Clareson, Science-Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 762. Reginald 14648. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Myers 54. Taves and Michaluk V011. An early copy with "Christmas 1873" gift inscription in pencil on recto of front flyleaf and owner's signature, also dated "Christmas 1873," on same. Binding slightly leaned, cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, a bright, tight very good copy. A superior copy of this book and rare in this condition. (#96607). Bookseller Inventory # 96607

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Works of Jules Verne

Verne, Jules
(San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington 1882-1883, London, 1883. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Inv. # V-060816. 11 volumes (14 titles), bound in tan 3/4 leather over marbled boards, with marbled endpapers & edges. Six compartments on spine, with red & black leather labels. Author's Illustrated Edition, with 7 or 8 illustrations in each volume. Titles in the set are: "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," "Mysterious Island," "Dick Sands," "Hector Servadac," "Fur Country," "Michael Strogoff, Courier of the Czar," "Around the World in 80 Days/ Dr. Ox's Experiment," "Survivors of the Chancellor," "Child of the Cavern," "Begum's Fortune/ Tribulations of a Chinaman," & "Floating City/ Blockade Runners." Some rubbing to edges & corners, else internally clean with tight bindings and no cracks in hinges. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. Bookseller Inventory # V-060816

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Book Description: 1881. [a scarce set in blue] [Together, two volumes.] Translated from the French by Miss Agnes D. Kingston. Illustrated. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881. 8 pp undated ads in each volume. Original blue cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First American hardbound edition of this tale taking place in India; to quote the synopsis provided by Scribner's at the time (as cited in T&M),~Account of a journey through northern India, in 1867, by four Englishmen, in search of hunting and adventure; they travel over ground made memorable by the Indian mutiny, of which many thrilling episodes are recalled and described; the famous Nana Sahib figures considerably in the work, a renewed effort having been made at that time by the English government to capture him; the search for him and his death are described; the great feature of this story is the original manner in which the characters travel, their equipage consisting of a complete house on wheels, drawn by a huge traction engine having the form of an elephant.~THE DEMON OF CAWNPORE has on its front cover an illustration of the "steam elephant" pulling the passenger car; TIGERS AND TRAITORS shows Maucler and Captain Hood taking refuge inside a tiger cage as tigers circle around them.~George Munro published the first (unillustrated) edition in English of Part I in August 1880, and Part II in January 1881, in his self-wrappered "Seaside Library." Sampson Low published the first illustrated edition of Part I in December 1880, followed by Part II in April 1881. And Part I of this Scribner edition was published in February 1881, followed by Part II in May 1881.~These two volumes are in blue cloth; we have also seen them in red cloth and (much more typically) in grey, terra-cotta or brown cloth (no priority). Both volumes are in just-about-fine condition (the merest hint of wear at the spine heads). This is the only set we have ever seen in blue. Taves & Michaluk V021; Myers 46. Bookseller Inventory # 10603

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DICK SANDS

Verne, Jules
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Book Description: 1879. Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. Illustrated. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1879. 26 pp undated ads. Original brown cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt. First fully-illustrated American edition.~A whale hunt in the Pacific Ocean between New Zealand and the Americas ends in tragedy and Dick Sands, as the only surviving crew member, becomes captain at fifteen years of age. Not possessing the full skills of a sailor, Dick tries to get the ship east to the South American coast. However, the cook on board has plans of his own, and manages to get the ship diverted to eventually land in the country of Angola on the continent of Africa. The cook's plans involve killing Dick and selling the other passengers of the ship into slavery. [Kytasaari]~Published in France as UN CAPITAINE DE QUINZE ANS, this tale was first published in English, in November 1878, by the American pirate publisher Munro -- titled DICK SAND (with no final "S"). It was issued in simple green cloth (also in two wrappered volumes), with 20 illustrations that were somewhat crude due to Munro's eagerness to be first in the marketplace. Sampson Low's authorized London edition was published the following month (December), at the end of which month Charles Scribner's Sons also published this authorized and fully-illustrated edition (dated 1879).~DICK SANDS was published by Scribner during the absolute hey-day of ornate American trade bindings -- similar in style to their very elaborate productions of Verne's MICHAEL STROGOFF and HECTOR SERVADAC. However Scribner's DICK SANDS is scarcer than these other two -- perhaps due to the share of market lost to Munro's simple hardbound volume.~This copy is in brown cloth; we have also had terra-cotta and green (no priority). It is in near-fine condition: the spine ends have very minor wear and the endpaper gutters are reinforced with archival tape (and there is a small "Merry Christmas" sticker on the front endpaper), but the pictorial binding remains bright and sharp. This is only the third copy of the elusive Scribner DICK SANDS that we have seen in 25 years. See Taves & Michaluk V018 and Myers 15. Bookseller Inventory # 10589

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The Clipper of the Clouds

Jules Verne
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Book Description: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, London, 1887. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First Edition Thus. "The Clipper of the Clouds" by Jules Verne. First UK edition, first hardbound, first illustrated edition. Preceded by wrappered edition published by George Munro in June 1887. This edition was published in November 1887 by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington in London. Fully illustrated with numerous black-and-white plates. 12mo [5.25" x 7.50"], 234 pages with 32 additional pages of publisher's advertisements. Hardbound in publisher's original pictoral cloth depicting the flight of the flying ship the "Albatross" through the Rocky Mountains. The lettering on the spine is gilt with all edges gilt. The book is in good to very good condition. Some bubbling to the spine and boards. Rubbing and wear to the boards, spine and edges. The hinges are slightly cracked. Light sporadic spotting, otherwise contents largely clean. Please view the many other rare titles available for purchase at our store. We are always interested in purchasing individual or collections of fine books. Inventory #(D10-32). Bookseller Inventory # 001148

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Book Description: Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle, 1873. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. From the Earth to the Moon Direct in 20 minutes And a Trip Around It by Jules Verne Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle, 1873, 323 pp, 8 x 5.5 inches. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE IN THE PREMIER MAROON COLOUR BINDING! See the Jules Verne site. Fully illustrated with over 80 illustrations, with bevelled boards, all pages gilt edged, front & rear hinges still strong. CONDITION REPORT: Front cover a little bubbled, extremities rubbed, no tears to spine, but faded as usual, the end papers are firm and whole. Contents a little shaken, and there are time stains to first few and final few pages and handling marks throughout. Bookseller Inventory # 16445

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De la Terre a la Lune (from the earth to the moon)

Verne, Jules
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Book Description: J. Hertzel, 1868. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. A rare opportunity to purchase a First Illustrated Edition of Jules Verne's famous novel, bound in original cloth, all edge gilt. Corners slightly bumped and very slight fraying to head & tail of spine. Markings to front endpaper where labels have been removed. Old ink inscription to front free endpaper and a couple of ink signatures to ffep and title page. Ink stamp name to half-title also.Text in French (more images available on request). No printed date. Next day dispatch. International delivery available. 1000's of satisfied customers! Please contact us with any enquiries. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000084914

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Around the World in Eighty Days.

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Book Description: James R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor and Fields, and Fields, Osgood, and Co., Boston, 1873. Hardcover. First Edition. First fully illustrated US edition. xvi, 315pp. Salmon cloth stamped in gold and black, bevelled edges, dark brown endpapers, all edges gilt. With fifty-four plates and an engraved illustration in the text by A. de Neuville and L. Benett and a small drawing by Verne. Introduction by Adrien Marx. Translated by George M. Towle. In his article in the July/August 1996 issue of Firsts Arthur B. Edwards notes that ". there is a fully illustrated Osgood octavo edition, published at the end of November, 1873, taken from the British sheets. This is titled Around the World in Eighty Days, and is very scarce. It seems to have had production problems that caused the spine to crack and chip when the book was read; consequently no 1873 copies have been seen in better than good condition (p. 42)." Cloth is worn at spine ends, spine panel faded, hinges a bit tender, neatly penned inscription on flyleaf dated Christmas 1873. About very good. Barron, Anatomy of Wonder, 1981, 1-165. Gallagher, Mistichelli and Van Eerde A30. Taves and Michaluk V011. ; Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 21091

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MICHAEL STROGOFF

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Book Description: 1877. The Courier of the Czar. Translated by W. H. G. Kingston. Revised by Julius Chambers. With Ninety Full-Page Illustrations. New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Company, 1877. 6 pp undated ads. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First Illustrated (and first hard-bound) American Edition of this historical tale of adventure taking place during a Siberian revolt by the Tartars. The czar must get a message to his brother the arch-duke, in Irkutsk, for which he chooses his best courier, Michael Strogoff.~The first publication in English, in October 1876, was in a wrappered American edition by Frank Leslie; Sampson Low's U. K. edition came out two months later (in December 1876, despite the 1877 date on the title page). This Scribner Armstrong edition came out a few weeks later, in January 1877; it sold so well that by February a third edition was being advertised.~This copy is in green cloth, one of several colors used without priority (we have also had terra-cotta and red). It is in fine condition, with scarcely any wear or soil. We have never seen a copy in better condition. Taves & Michaluk V015; Edwards 15. Bookseller Inventory # 10570

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THE SURVIVORS OF THE CHANCELLOR

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Book Description: 1876. Diary of J. R. Kazallon, Passenger. Translated from the French by Ellen Frewer. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1876. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First American Illustrated Edition, actually printed in London. In mid-1875 Osgood published the first edition in English, unillustrated, as a little volume in their "Saunterer's Series." In November 1875, Sampson Low published the first illustrated edition in London. Then in January 1876, Osgood issued some of the British sheets in their own binding, constituting the first American illustrated edition -- as here. In March 1876 -- just two months later -- Osgood's financial situation forced him to sell at auction the plates and unsold copies of the five Verne titles he had published; these were bought by one Albert Mason, who in turn sold them to Porter & Coates of Philadelphia -- who would then proceed to use the plates to publish editions of their own. (Porter & Coates also issued some copies with the Osgood 1876 title page, but with "Porter & Coates" at the foot of the spine.) As with the British edition, the volume also includes the early Verne tale "Martin Paz," though it is not mentioned on the binding nor on the title page.~This copy is in green cloth, and the gilt vignette on the front cover is centered (no known priority). It is a bright, near-fine copy (fine except for minor rubbing at the extremities). Apparently because of Osgood's then-pending doom, this is today a scarce book. Taves & Michaluk V014; Myers 47. Bookseller Inventory # 10553

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Around the World in Eighty Days

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Book Description: James R. Osgood and Company, 1873. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. This book is shelved in the Rare section of our retail store and may require extra shipping time - One of the scattered few with 1873 on the title page. NOT THE 1874 EDITION. As Edwards has pointed out there are a few copies of Osgood's illustrated edition dated 1873; however due to apparent "production problems that caused the spine to crack and chip when read " copies dated 1873 are today "very scarce." Dark green hardcover with gilt and black cover decorations. Light rubbing to the edges and spine. Penned name and date on the first end page. Some spotting to the end pages. 54 inserted plates with illustrations by A. de Neuville and L. Benett plus one small illustration by Benett in the text and an integral full-page sketch of the "Saint Michael" drawn by Verne. Binding is loose. ". Bookseller Inventory # FRC-TR-14-1282012142449-112812897

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AN ANTARCTIC MYSTERY

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Book Description: 1898. Translated by Mrs. Cashel Hoey. Illustrated. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1898. Original pictorial olive green cloth, beveled, all edges gilt. First British Edition (and first edition in English). Jules Verne wrote this as an original sequel to Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (1838). Captain Len Guy goes to the Antarctic to trace the fate of his brother's ship, which had disappeared with Arthur Gordon Pym aboard. Verne had always been an ardent admirer of Poe, and in 1864 had written a long article on him, "Edgar Poe et Ses Oeuvres."~This tale was first published in French in 1897, as LE SPHINX DES GLACES ("The Sphinx of the Ice"). Sampson Low published this British edition in October 1898. The List of Illustrations designates 17 plates by Roux (after his original French ones), but this copy has many additional ones (likewise by Roux) on slightly glossier paper that is similarly gilt-edged. A month later (though dated 1899) Lippincott published the first American edition, the same translation. Beginning at about the same time, the tale was serialized in Boy's Own as CAPTAIN LEN GUY.~This copy is in olive green cloth decorated in black, dark grey, light grey and white; it is a deluxe copy, with page edges gilded and with beveled boards. Deluxe copies also appear in red cloth (no priority), and there are blue-grey copies without beveled boards or gilt edges. The volume is in near-fine condition (endpapers cracked as usual for such a hefty volume, but very little soil or wear); the half-title bears a long penciled note about the illustrations. Taves & Michaluk VO46. Bookseller Inventory # 10647

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NORTH AGAINST SOUTH

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Book Description: 1888. A Tale of the American Civil War. With Numerous Illustrations. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1888. Original blue-grey cloth pictorially decorated in black and red. First British Edition of this adventure tale taking place during the American Civil War. This is the tale of the antagonism between Burbank (an anti-slavery Northerner now living near Jacksonville, Florida) and Texar (a pro-slavery Southerner); Texar winds up kidnapping Burbank's daughter and hiding her in the Everglades, and Burbank heads off in search of his daughter -- all as the Civil War rages around them.~NORD CONTRE SUD came out in France in 1887, and by the end of the summer of that year the American pirate publisher George Munro came out with TEXAR'S VENGEANCE in his wrappered Seaside Library. In November 1887, Rand McNally published a hardbound American edition (a different translation) titled TEXAR'S REVENGE. Then this British edition, hardbound and illustrated and the same translation as Rand McNally's, came out in December 1887 (though dated 1888). These were soon followed by Worthington's (New York) 1888 edition of TEXAR'S REVENGE. The book did not get good reviews in America: the New York Daily Tribune wrote,~[In Jules Verne's] story of "Texar". a very thin streak of narrative is padded to almost unwieldy proportions by a quantity of remarkably inaccurate information about the rebellion. If anyone thought the game worth the candle it would be easy to point out the various comical inaccuracies in the historical part of the story. [quoted in T&M]~This copy is in the deluxe binding style, with all edges gilt; its condition is very good -- spine a bit sunned as always, volume slightly askew. This is a Verne title that we seldom see. Taves & Michaluk V033. Bookseller Inventory # 9363

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MISTRESS BRANICAN

Verne, Jules
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Book Description: 1891. Translated from the French by A. Estoclet. Illustrated by L. Benett. New York: Cassell Publishing Company, n.d. [1891]. Original mint green cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt. First American Edition (and first edition in English) of this tale involving shipwreck off the coast of Aboriginal Australia.~After her husband John has gone to sea and she loses her only child, San Diego resident Dolly Branican goes mad. When she recovers four years later, she discovers that her husband's ship was lost at sea. As heir to a substantial fortune during her madness, Dolly uses these resources to finance the discovery of the whereabouts of her husband's ship the Franklin, because she doesn't believe he is dead. Years later a clue to the fate of the Franklin is discovered in Australia; Dolly quickly goes there to discover that her husband may still be alive in a remote part of northwestern Australia. [Kytasaari] ~This undated Cassell edition was published in November 1891 -- the first Verne book to be published in America after the July 1, 1891 effective date of the International Copyright Act; Sampson Low's London edition was published a year later, in November 1892. ~This copy is in mint green cloth; we have also had ochre and aqua cloth (no priority). This is a remarkably clean copy, in near-fine condition (one corner bumped, a short nick in the spine head); the front endpaper bears a 1932 signature, and the rear endpaper bears numerous penciled notes dated 1960. Taves & Michaluk V038; Myers 41. Bookseller Inventory # 10636

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North Against South

Verne, Jules
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Book Description: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, London, 1888. Book Condition: Good. Benett (illustrator). First Edition. Very scarce UK first edition of this novel set during the American Civil War. The first French edition, under the title Nord contre Sud, appeared in Autumn 1887. This UK edition, with the same copious illustrations as the French volume, came out for Christmas 1887 but was post-dated 1888. Unusually the publishers paginated the book in two parts, 1-173 and 1-154 (plus 64 tipped in plates), knowing that they would subsequently issue in the book in 2 volumes. There was just one printing of the book under this title as the subsequent printings used the sub-titles Burbank the Northerner and Texar the Southerner. The Myers' bibliographies are singularly uninformative about this book (their No. 49), erroneously noting that it appeared in pictorial wraps. Grey cloth lettered in gilt and illustrated in black and red. All edges gilt, modern replacement pale yellow endpapers. Boards very slightly warped and minor soiling to front cover but overall an attractive and internally very clean copy. Bookseller Inventory # 000006

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Le Tour Du Monde en Quatre-Vingts Jours (Around the World in 80 days)

Verne, Jules
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Book Description: J. Hertzel, 1873. Hardback. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. A rare opportunity to purchase a First Illustrated Edition of Jules Verne's famous novel, bound in original cloth, all edge gilt. Corners slightly bumped and some fraying to head & tail of spine - minor loss at tail. A few pencil markings to margins and some age toning to page edges. Ex-library copy; Withdrawn ink stamps to title page, markings to front endpaper where labels have been removed. Old ink inscription to front free endpaper. Text in French(more images available on request). No printed date. Next day dispatch. International delivery available. 1000's of satisfied customers! Please contact us with any enquiries. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000084913

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The Master of the World

Jules Verne
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Book Description: London - Sampson Low, Marston and Co., Ltd., 1914. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. A scarce first UK edition of Jules Verne's dark science fiction novel. In good order, and a particularly clean copy -this work is notorious for heavy foxing due to the paper used. This is one of the last novels by French pioneer science fiction writer, Jules Verne, and is a sequel to Robur the Conqueror. At the time Verne wrote the novel, his health was failing, and Master of the World is a black novel, filled with the fear of the coming of tyrants like the novel's villain, Robur, and totalitarianism. With a colourfully illustrated front board and spine, showing the Terror. With numerous illustrations by Georges Roux. Condition: Inoriginal pictorial cloth coveredbinding. Externally, sound with slight shelfwear and bumping to extremities. Slight straining to front hinge. Internally, generally firmly bound. Closed tear to gutter of one page. Generally bright with the odd spot and handling mark, mostly to first and last few pages. Overall: VERY GOOD. Bookseller Inventory # 022718

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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS-1873 DATE

JULES VERNE
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Book Description: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1873. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1873 1ST/1ST SAMPSON LOW EDITION BY JULES VERNE Samson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1873 (as dated on the title page). Extremely scarce 1873 First edition, First printing The 1873 dated Sampson Low editions scarcity is such that few copies ever even become available for sale, and the few that do are priced into the 5 figures (currently only one is listed on Abe books, with a valuation of over $16,500). The 1873 Sampson Low edition of Around The World In Eighty Days is far more scarce than the 1873 Osgood edition of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Seas. ¿The first British edition, also the first illustrated edition, was published in November 1873; an American illustrated edition was then prepared from the English one. With both the British and the American illustrated editions, a few copies came out with 1873-dated title pages, but the majority were equipped with 1874-dated title pages (especially in England it was the custom to post-date books that came out near the end of a calendar year). The first British edition dated 1873 is exceedingly scarce (the Myers bibliography could only speculate about its existence): we have had only one copy, sold well into five figures. ¿ Sumner and Stillman ABAA, Abe books. This book is perfect for the Verne collector who is looking for this scarce book, but without the price tag usually associated with this title. The book is in overall nice condition with the scarce purple cloth beveled boards. Original end papers present. The boards have no edgewear, however there is the typical color fading to the spine cloth as always found with the copies in purple cloth. The book has received some professional restoration from an expert conservator, and as such the binding is tight, the pages are all present and the book is quite sound and readable. Gilt page edges. The internal pages have intermittent staining and foxing primarily found to the first 25 pages of the book, which is the primary reason this book does not have the $16,500 price as would otherwise be expected for this title. Please see many detailed images, including those of the typical page stains. Beautiful scarce, highly collectible, important Verne book. Perfect for a Verne collector looking for this scarce title at an affordable price. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other Sci-Fi and Verne titles. Bookseller Inventory # 000689

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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS

JULES VERNE
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Book Description: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1874. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing of AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS by Jules Verne. Published in 1874 by Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, London. The 1874 edition is considered to be the true first edition of this title as only a handful were printed with the 1873 date on the title page (and those sell for $16,500 and up). This novel was such a hit, that the publishers printed 5 editions of this title within a year. These beautifully illustrated copies were created with highly ornate bindings. A beautiful copy of this title in the more rare blue cloth variant. The book is in great condition benefiting from some very slight restoration to the upper spine tip by an expert conservator. The boards have gilt titles to the front and spine with the characteristic 4 circles depicting the ¿Around The World¿ adventures to the front and embossing to rear board. The book has no edgewear. The complete outside of the page block has bright unfaded gilt. The binding is very tight and square, (unlike most Verne copies), containing no loose pages, and no cracked hinges, making the book quite readable and not fragile. Beautiful original salmon colored end papers with no inscriptions, no bookplates, and no bookstore stamps. The interior pages are overall clean with very light intermittant scattered foxing, otherwise no stains, no bent pages, no damping and no writing.Tissue guard is present. Please see many detailed images. An extremely scarce and important book of an early Verne classic in great condition at a great price for this title. Very handsome, striking book and one of the prominent titles for a Verne collection. Presents well on the shelf. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our abe store for additional science fiction and Verne listings. Bookseller Inventory # 000238

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THE MASTER OF THE WORLD A Tale of Mystery and Marvel.

JULES VERNE.
(Oxford, United Kingdom)
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Book Description: London Sampson Low Marston and Co. Ltd, 1914. FIRST UK EDITION IN BOOK FORM (1914), 8vo, 205 x 140 mm, 8 x 5½ inches, 30 black and white plates by Georges Roux printed on coated paper, 317 pages, original publisher's dark green pictorial cloth, illustrated in colours to upper cover and spine both showing the "Terrible", light blue lettering to upper cover, gilt lettering to spine. A few very slight small scratches to background of illustration on upper cover, 1 small one to background on spine, head and tail of spine and corners just a touch rubbed, page edges, prelims and last 3 leaves slightly foxed in margins, free endpapers lightly browned, no inscriptions. A very good plus clean tight copy of a title very hard to find in any early U.K. or U.S. edition. It was first published in France in 1904 and first issued in English in the U.S. in 1911. This copy is the first publication in the U.K. as a book, having previously appeared in 1913-1914 in the Boy's Own Paper. See Taves & Michaluk V054 page 185; Myers 37 page 46. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING. Bookseller Inventory # 7688

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Book Description: 1881. [in bright red cloth] [Together, two volumes.] Translated from the French by Miss Agnes D. Kingston. Illustrated. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881. 8 pp undated ads in each volume. Original red cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First American hardbound edition of this tale taking place in India; to quote the synopsis provided by Scribner's at the time (as cited in T&M),~Account of a journey through northern India, in 1867, by four Englishmen, in search of hunting and adventure; they travel over ground made memorable by the Indian mutiny, of which many thrilling episodes are recalled and described; the famous Nana Sahib figures considerably in the work, a renewed effort having been made at that time by the English government to capture him; the search for him and his death are described; the great feature of this story is the original manner in which the characters travel, their equipage consisting of a complete house on wheels, drawn by a huge traction engine having the form of an elephant.~THE DEMON OF CAWNPORE has on its front cover an illustration of the "steam elephant" pulling the passenger car; TIGERS AND TRAITORS shows Maucler and Captain Hood taking refuge inside a tiger cage as tigers circle around them.~George Munro published the first (unillustrated) edition in English of Part I in August 1880, and Part II in January 1881, in his self-wrappered "Seaside Library." Sampson Low published the first illustrated edition of Part I in December 1880, followed by Part II in April 1881. And Part I of this Scribner edition was published in February 1881, followed by Part II in May 1881.~These two volumes are in bright red cloth; we have also seen them in blue cloth and (more typically) in grey, terra-cotta or brown cloth (no priority). Both volumes have expert repairs at the spine ends, but otherwise are in bright, very good-plus condition (minor soil on one rear cover). Quite uncommon in the bright red cloth. Taves & Michaluk V021; Myers 46. Bookseller Inventory # 9357

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CAESAR CASCABEL

Verne, Jules
(Yarmouth, ME, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: 1890. Translated from the French by A. Estoclet. Illustrated by George Roux. New York: Cassell Publishing Company, n.d. [1890]. Original light blue cloth pictorially decorated in black. First American Edition (also the first edition in English). Quoting from a contemporary review (cited in T&M) --~Like most of M. Jules Verne's books, it is the story of a journey. Some acrobats wish to travel from California to their native France, and having no money they determine to go in their caravan northward to Bering's Straits, crossing on the ice, and make their way through Siberia into Europe. M. Jules Verne's travellers are generally successful: in spite of robbers, icebergs, and the Russian police, the bold Frenchmen triumphantly reach their goal.~Pictured on the front cover is the troupe with their horse-drawn wagon climbing into the Sierras, while the spine shows one of them fleeing a grizzly bear.~This undated American edition (CAESAR) was published sometime in the autumn of 1890, probably late September; Sampson Low's London edition (CESAR) was not published until over a year later, in November 1891.~This copy is in light blue cloth; we have also had copies in olive green and in mint green (no priority). It is a near-fine copy (light foxing on the leaves within, but the light-colored cloth is remarkably clean and bright, and there is scarcely any wear. There is a Christmas 1890 ownership inscription on the front flyleaf. Taves & Michaluk V037; Myers 7. Bookseller Inventory # 10634

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THE FLIGHT TO FRANCE

Verne, Jules
(Yarmouth, ME, U.S.A.)
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Book Description: 1888. Or The Memoirs of a Dragoon. A Tale of the Days of Dumouriez. With Numerous Illustrations. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1888. One preliminary page undated ads (with this title the last added). Original green cloth pictorially decorated in black. First British Edition, also the first hardbound and first illustrated edition in English, published the year after the French edition titled LE CHEMIN DE FRANCE. This tale takes place during the 1792 defense of France under General Dumouriez against the invading Prussians -- culminating in the "cannonade of Valmy." This was one of Verne's most anti-German tales (along with THE BEGUM'S FORTUNE); to quote from a contemporary British review (cited by T&M),~This is a dangerous theme for a French writer, especially now, when the national feeling runs so high against all that is German. The writer delights to seek in the past a literary revenge for recent disasters, as it seems not to be likely to come in the immediate future. It somewhat mars our enjoyment to hear, so to speak, throughout the gnashing of teeth whenever anything German is mentioned. ~The actual first edition of this title in English was published in wrappers in Toronto, by October 1888; this Sampson Low edition was next, published the following month. In the same month, a wrappered American edition was published by Frank Lovell.~This copy is in the secondary binding of green cloth decorated entirely in black (and thus lacks one of the best features of the primary binding, the gilt "streaks of rain" across the front cover scene). Condition is fine except for a cracked front endpaper. Taves & Michaluk V032; Myers 21. Bookseller Inventory # 10616

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KERABAN THE INFLEXIBLE. Part I. THE CAPTAIN OF THE GUIDARA

Verne, Jules
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Book Description: 1884. Illustrated. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1884. 32 pp ads dated Sept 1883. Original grey-brown cloth decorated in black, red and cream. First British edition of Part I of one of Verne's scarcest titles. It is an odd tale, combining adventure, travel and intrigue: after Keraban the Turk takes two Dutch business associates across the Bosphorus for dinner, a small ferry tax is enacted that so enrages Keraban that he insists all three take "the long way home" -- around the perimeter of the Black Sea. He must make it home in time to arrange a marriage for his nephew, but there are those who don't want him to make it back in time.~KERABAN-LE-TETU first came out in French in 1883, quickly followed by George Munro's pirated American edition in wrappers titled THE HEADSTRONG TURK. Sampson Low published this first UK edition of GUIDARA in November 1884, followed by SCARPANTE THE SPY in April 1885; these two volumes, bound in this unusual pictorial cloth with red highlights, are exceedingly scarce today. There is a secondary binding of green cloth decorated only in black; the "second edition," issued in May 1887, is in that same secondary binding.~Condition is very good. The inner hinges (endpapers) have been discreetly reinforced with narrow strips of matching paper, and the rear cover has some minor soil; the spine ends are rubbed but not torn nor frayed, and the spine is slightly browned (as one would expect with this color cloth). This undoubtedly makes the volume sound worse than it is, for it is overall quite clean and attractive. Very scarce in this primary binding. Taves & Michaluk V025. Bookseller Inventory # 9492

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