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FACING THE FLAG

Verne Jules

Published by New York F. Tennyson Neely n.d. [1897], 1897
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First American Edition and First Edition in English. 8vo, publisher’s original red cloth lettered in black on the spine and upper cover and decorated with panel design in blind on the upper cover, ruled in blind on the spine. 217 pp. A very good and pleasing copy, a bit of expected aging to the tips, spine a bit mellowed, small discoloured mark. RARE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL CLOTH. "The story hinges upon the extraordinary adventures of a mad French inventor who has imagined a diabolical engine of war that in its explosive effects surpasses anything in this direction conceived by mortal man. It has an added and highly piquant interest from the fact that Turpin, the celebrated and excitable inventor, declares that he has been libeled in the person of the mad hero of FACING THE FLAG, and is bringing action against Jules Verne.Turpin is the chemist who claimed that he discovered melinite" (the explosive now used for shells in the French army and navy). [from a contemporary promotional piece cited in T&M] The publisher Neely copy righted this tale in December 1896, and then in January 1897 published it in several formats. Sampson Low’s British edition, titled FOR THE FLAG, was not published until October of the same year.’ See Sumner. Bookseller Inventory # 20122

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Title: FACING THE FLAG

Publisher: New York F. Tennyson Neely n.d. [1897]

Publication Date: 1897

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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