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VERNE, JULES.

Published by Paris: J. Hetzel, n.d. [1863] (1863)

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Item Description: Paris: J. Hetzel, n.d. [1863], 1863. First Edition; first printing of the author's first book (with all first printing points called for, including the proper wording on the title page and the various misnumbered or unnumbered pages). Publisher's quarter morocco and pebble-grained cloth binding; spine gilt-decorated; all edges gilt; ribbon marker. Tiny bookplate inside the front cover; minor discoloration of the endpapers; an unusually fine copy. This adventure novel of exploration in unknown Africa confused the reading public of France with its plausible story and contemporary travel book style. It was, of course, fiction and the maiden effort of a former attorney, stockbroker and unsuccessful playwright. Verne's story of an imaginary balloon voyage was almost certainly influenced by Poe, and elements of the story, which, strictly speaking, are not truly fantasy or science fiction, anticipate those works of his that are. This novel also began one of the closest and long-lived relationships in publishing; Hetzel acted as both editor and publisher and deserves considerable credit for Verne's artistic and commercial success. This book (nor most of the rest of Verne's work, for that matter) was not served well by Hollywood. The 1962 adaptation is a hokey bit of nonsense. Bookseller Inventory # 20238

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Verne, Jules

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Item Description: 1872. [the TRUE first American] With Fifty-two Illustrations by Riou. New York: Scribner, Welford and Company | London: Griffith & Farran, 1872. 8 pp undated ads [G&F, in sterling]. Original orange cloth decorated in black and gilt. First British Edition (and first edition in the English language) -- this being a copy of THE HITHERTO-UNKNOWN AMERICAN ISSUE. Griffith & Farran of London first published this science fiction tale in English in November 1871 (but post-dated it 1872); the first edition printed in America, using this same translation, has long been known to be the one by Scribner Armstrong & Co., published in late 1873 (and so dated). Griffith & Farran's first edition was priced at an astronomical seven pounds per copy -- which may be why today it is, in our experience, THE scarcest British edition of any Jules Verne book.~ The present copy is from that first edition by Griffith & Farran -- with the G&F decorative binding (erroneously claiming 53 illustrations, disagreeing with the title page's correct 52) and the G&F ads. However, what sets this copy apart is that it has a cancel title leaf, on which the publisher is "New York: Scribner, Welford and Company | London: Griffith & Farran", followed by the date 1872.~Charles Welford first went to London in 1864 to begin buying English books for Charles Scribner (as his London agent); he would arrange with a London publisher to have a small number of copies of a British novel exported to America, which copies would bear a cancel title leaf reading (in 1871) "Scribner, Welford and Company". (It would be in 1872 that "Scribner Armstrong & Co." was formed -- and "Scribner Welford & Armstrong" for books imported from London; in mid-1878 Armstrong retired, and the firms' names changed to "Charles Scribner's Sons" and "Scribner & Welford" -- the latter of which continued to import books (such as G. A. Henty's) until the International Copyright Act was passed in 1891, making such importation no longer necessary.)~One other Verne book was imported into America bearing Welford's name -- MERIDIANA, in 1873; it is estimated that as few as 50 copies of that title were imported, as it is an extremely scarce book. Inasmuch as NO other copy of the "Welford" JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH has surfaced until now, 50 copies would clearly be on the high side of any estimate, with 10 or 12 being quite possible.~This copy is bound in orange cloth (green was also used for the G&F edition, but we don't know if any "Welford" copies were bound in that color). The volume appears quite clean and bright, though it has been recased in its original binding, with newer orange cloth added in behind (in effect providing new strong joints); the original endpapers are present, and all 52 plates are present. Taves & Michaluk V002 (not citing the existence of American copies such as this). Bookseller Inventory # 12525

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules

Published by Sampson Low (1873)

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Item Description: Sampson Low, 1873. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The extremely rare first UK edition. Very good in quarter-leather binding decorated in gold gilt. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1702020

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Verne, Jules

Published by Scribner Armstrong and Co New York (1874)

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Item Description: Scribner Armstrong and Co New York, 1874. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Jules Verne on a laid in signature. The book is in great shape and is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's boards with minor wear to the edges with some repair. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy SIGNED by the author. We buy Jules Verne First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-5201827544229307244

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THE ARCHIPELAGO ON FIRE: VERNE, Jules

VERNE, Jules

Published by Samson Low (1886)

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Item Description: Samson Low, 1886. First English edition. Original pictorial cloth with gilt titles to spine and upper cover. All edges gilt. AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed on the half title "A monsieur James Young / hommage de l'auteur / Jules Verne / Amian, Juin 1902" A very good copy that has tender hinges and split to the front joint. Verne presentations are particularly rare in the English editions. Bookseller Inventory # 19539

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas: Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules

Published by James R. Osgood (1873)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood, 1873. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Jules Verne on a laid in signature. This FIRST ISSUE binding was published by Osgood which was later published by Geo. M. Smith. This book has ALL the First Issue points including the words “Under the Sea” printed on the front panel and NOT “Seas” the words "Seas" and NOT sea on title page, the "Jellyfish vignette is printed on the front panel later changed to Captain Nemo using a sextant and the last page has the words “The End” printed on page 303. An attractive copy with some wear to the spine and edges. The binding is tight and the pages are clean. There is NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a lovely copy of this scarce First Edition in collector's condition. We buy Verne First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-10933004859

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A JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE: JULES VERNE

JULES VERNE

Published by Griffith And Farran, London (1872)

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Item Description: Griffith And Farran, London, 1872. Pictorial Cloth. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. 1872 British First Edition with 52 illustrations by Riou, original pictorial cloth titled and decorated in gilt, the True English First Edition dated MDCCCLXXII, interestingly the only time a British Jules Verne book was dated in Roman Numerals, the book was published for the Christmas market in November 1871 and post-dated 1872, the British publication in the original binding is by far one of the toughest Verne titles to find in First Edition form, one of the reasons may have been the high cost of the book which was reportedly priced at £7.00 on its release, a sum that would have been well beyond the pockets of most people of the time. Another interesting point, the First Edition uses the plate "The Descent of the Crater" as the frontispiece, whereas later Griffith & Farran editions use "The Central Sea" as the frontispiece, the reason I point this out is that when you check the pagination of the Griffith & Farran editions you will see that the text pages are numbered but not the plates, with the plates being counted in with the pagination, because "The Descent of the Crater" is normally counted as pages 121/122 you will see a break in the pagination in this copy where that plate has been used as the frontispiece, also when you check for "The Central Sea" plate in this copy you will find it located between pages 216/217 with no break in the pagination for the plate, this is the second copy of the First Edition where I have seen "The Descent of the Crater" used as the Frontispiece. Regarding the condition of this copy, apart from some minor marks to the rear board, mild rubbing to the gilt on the spine and some virtually invisible restoration to the spine tips, the covers are in generally very good condition, internally there is the name of the original owner with the date 1873 in old ink to top of the title page, this copy is virtually free of any foxing and marking apart from pages 292/293 which are noticeably browned at the edges (pictured) possibly something had been left between these two pages at one point as a page marker which has reacted with the paper, the browning is visible to the reverse of these page edges as well with a small edge tear with no loss that just stops before the text, there is a thin line of browning just touching the outer edge of one other page though this is not very noticeable, creases to two page corners, finally the rear inner hinge has been professionally strengthened retaining the original endpapers but with a thin 5mm strip visible along inner hinge of a slightly lighter coloured paper, this is a very neat and unobtrusive professional repair. Some creasing to frontispiece tissue guard, I have mentioned everything that could be considered a fault, which probably makes this copy sound far worse than it is, overall this is one of the cleanest examples of the British First Edition I have come across which presents very nicely on the shelf, a notoriously difficult book to find in First Edition form, a true Verne rarity and one of the authors most sought after titles. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 001447

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FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON . A: JULES VERNE

JULES VERNE

Published by Chapman and Hall 193 Piccadilly, London (1870)

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Item Description: Chapman and Hall 193 Piccadilly, London, 1870. Original Cloth. Book Condition: Fair. Riou (illustrator). First Edition. Published in London by Chapman and Hall in 1870, this is the excessively Rare First British Edition, First Printing of the author's first book, this was the first Jules Verne book to be printed in England, and the only Verne title to be published by Chapman and Hall. An early ballooning adventure novel set in Africa, internally illustrated with the sixty four drawings by Riou as used in the later Sampson Low printings, The book is bound in the original cloth boards with blind impressed patterning to boards and gilt illustration to spine, and has been re-cased, not brilliantly, but preserving most of the original cloth with some loss and damage to bottom around the publishers imprint, the boards have some mild marking with a small area of damp marking to cloth at lower corner of upper board, fitted with new endpapers, old blurred ownership ink stamps to half title page (pictured) some noticeable brown spotting and occasional handling marks to a few pages, , mild edge wear damage to a couple of page edges, else overall contents in good general condition, a good acceptable example in the original cloth binding of what is quite probably the ultimate British Jules Verne Rarity, only two copies listed on Copac, one in the British Library and the other in the V&A Library, Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Hardback. Bookseller Inventory # 001640

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Verne, Jules

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Item Description: 1874. With Fifty-Two Illustrations by Riou. New York: Scribner Armstrong and Co., 1874. Original orange cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt. First American Edition (to be printed in America) of Jules Verne's second book, preceded only by FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON. The original French edition came out in 1864, and the British edition edition came out in November 1871 (dated 1872) -- a few of these copies were sent to America with a Scribner Welford title leaf. This American edition then came out in November 1873, though dated 1874; this copy bears a January 1, 1874 gift inscription from grandfather to grandson. Almost a year later Scribner Armstrong also published this title in a special edition (undated), sold by subscription, on heavy paper stock in a beautiful gilt binding with beveled edges -- which today we do see more frequently than this first American edition.~Though this tale was most-recently filmed in 2008, the most enduring version is the 1959 one starring James Mason and (cough cough) Pat Boone.~This first American edition was issued in blue, green or orange cloth, without precedence. This copy, in orange, is in bright, near-fine condition: the endpapers do have hairline cracks at the hinge but the volume is remarkably free of soil or other wear, and the plates and text are free of foxing. This is a very attractive copy of a book that has become notoriously difficult to acquire in such advantageous condition. Taves & Michaluk V002. Bookseller Inventory # 12331

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules

Published by James R. Osgood (1873)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood, 1873. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First American edition, with the jellyfish design on the front board. Octavo, original rust colored cloth. With "The End" printed on page 303, illustrated with 109 plates, including two maps, with jellyfish on the front board, and the incorrect use of the word "Sea" in the title on front board. Although the reason for the scarcity is unknown, it is speculated that most of the Osgood copies were destroyed in the Great Boston Fire. Some of Verne's fiction has also become a fact: his submarine Nautilus predated the first successful power submarine by a quarter century, and his spaceship predicted the development a century later. The first all-electric submarine, built in 1886, was named Nautilus in honor of Verne's vessel. The first nuclear-powered submarine, launched in 1955, was named Nautilus, too. The film version was produced by Walt Disney in 1954 and directed by Richard Fleischer, won an Oscar for its special effects. Some wear on top of spine, but not recased and one of the best copies seen in recent years. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Firsts Magazine featured a blue copy of this edition on its cover in 1996, running an article raving that this is the "rarest milestone title in the science fiction genre, since it is known only by a handful of extant copies, perhaps 10 to 15." However, based on our experience, this is an exaggeration of its rarity. Still it is certainly a rare and important first US edition, especially in this condition. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1511037

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VERNE, JULES.

Published by Paris: Hetzel, 1886 (1886)

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Item 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 rare. This novel is very similar to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, featuring a Nemo-like Robur commanding a destructive airship. This novel was the basis for the 1961 film Master of the World, which featured Vincent Price and Charles Bronson. Bookseller Inventory # 33812

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Verne, Jules

Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, London (1873)

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Item Description: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, London, 1873. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing SIGNED by Jules Verne on a laid in signature. This book has the First Issue point with the year "1873" printed on the title page. The book is in great shape and is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's boards with minor wear to the edges with some repair. The pages are clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy SIGNED by the author. We buy Jules Verne First Editions. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-2054534620362078315

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Un drame en Livonie: VERNE Jules

VERNE Jules

Published by Hetzel (1904)

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Item Description: Hetzel, 1904. Couverture rigide. - Hetzel, Paris s.d. (1904), 12x19cm, relié. - Édition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi veau noisette, dos lisse orné de doubles filets dorés, plats de papier marbré, couvertures montées sur onglets conservées, tête mouchetée, reliure pastiche moderne non signée de Goy & Vilaine. Ouvrage orné d'illustrations originales de L. Benett. Très rare envoi autographe signé de Jules Verne à [Achille] Tournier, alors Préfet de la Somme. Jules Verne s'installe à Amiens, ville natale de sa femme, en 1871: « Sur le désir de ma femme je me fixe à Amiens, ville sage, policée, d'humeur égale, la société y est cordiale et lettrée. On est près de Paris, assez pour en avoir le reflet, sans le bruit insupportable et l'agitation stérile. Et pour tout dire, mon Saint-Michel reste amarré au Crotoy. ». Son affection pour la région ne cessera de croître et il ne quittera plus la capitale picarde, participant activement à la vie politique locale. Nommé directeur de l'Académie des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts, en 1875 il prononce à cette occasion un discours resté célèbre : "Une Ville idéale : Amiens en l'an 2000." En 1888 il est élu au conseil municipal d'Amiens où il siège jusqu'en 1903. C'est le préfet de la Somme qui lui remet sa décoration lorsqu'il est promu officier de la légion d'honneur en 1892. "Les gens me demandent souvent, pourquoi je réside à Amiens, moi qui suis si complètement Parisien d'instinct. Eh bien, parce que, comme je vous ai dit, j'ai du sang breton, et que j'aime la tranquillité, et je ne pourrais être plus heureux que dans un cloître. Une vie calme d'étude et de travail fait ma joie. " ( juin 1893, in Mac Clure's magazine). Ouvrage orné d'illustrations originales de L. Benett. Bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] Edition for of wich no leading copies exists. Binding half shagreen fir corners, back with five nerves, flat marbled, endpapers and contreplats of handmade paper, mounted on blankets kept tabs, binder modern pastiche. Very rare autograph signed by the author [Achilles] Tournier, then prefect of the Somme. Book featuring original illustrations by L. Benett. Nice copy. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!. Bookseller Inventory # 40846

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Les histoires de Jean-Marie Cabidoulin: VERNE Jules

VERNE Jules

Published by Hetzel (1901)

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Item Description: Hetzel, 1901. Couverture rigide. - Hetzel, Paris s.d. (1901), 12x19cm, relié. - Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliure en demi veau noisette, dos lisse orné de doubles filets dorés, plats de papier marbré, couvertures montées sur onglets conservées, tête mouchetée, reliure pastiche moderne non signée de Goy & Vilaine. Très rare envoi autographe signé de Jules Verne à [Achille] Tournier, alors préfet de la Somme. Ouvrage orné d'illustrations originales de Georges Roux. Bel exemplaire parfaitement établi. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, of which there were no large paper copies Half light brown calf over marbled paper boards, double gilt fillets to spine, covers mounted on guards and preserved, top edge speckled; an unsigned modern pastiche binding by Goy & Vilaine Very rare autograph inscription from Jules Verne to [Achille] Tournier, prefect of the Somme at the time With original illustrations by Georges Roux A very good copy handsomely bound. Bookseller Inventory # 40845

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Bourses de voyage: VERNE Jules

VERNE Jules

Published by Hetzel (1903)

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Item Description: Hetzel, 1903. Couverture rigide. - Hetzel, Paris s.d. (1903), 12x19cm, 2 volumes reliés. - Edition originale pour laquelle il n'a pas été tiré de grands papiers. Reliures à la bradel en demi veau bronze, dos lisses ornés de filets dorés, plats de papier marbré, couvertures montées sur onglets conservées, reliures pastiches modernes signées de P. Goy & C. Vilaine. Très rare envoi autographe signé de Jules Verne à [Achille] Tournier, alors préfet de la Somme, enrichi d'une carte de visite de Jules Verne montée sur onglet. Ouvrage orné d'illustrations originales de L. Benett. Jules Verne s'installe à Amiens, ville natale de sa femme, en 1871: « Sur le désir de ma femme je me fixe à Amiens, ville sage, policée, d'humeur égale, la société y est cordiale et lettrée. On est près de Paris, assez pour en avoir le reflet, sans le bruit insupportable et l'agitation stérile. Et pour tout dire, mon Saint-Michel reste amarré au Crotoy. ». Son affection pour la région ne cessera de croître et il ne quittera plus la capitale picarde, participant activement à la vie politique locale. Nommé directeur de l'Académie des Sciences, Belles-Lettres et Arts, en 1875 il prononce à cette occasion un discours resté célèbre : "Une Ville idéale : Amiens en l'an 2000." En 1888 il est élu au conseil municipal d'Amiens où il siège jusqu'en 1903. C'est le préfet de la Somme qui lui remet sa décoration lorsqu'il est promu officier de la légion d'honneur en 1892. "Les gens me demandent souvent, pourquoi je réside à Amiens, moi qui suis si complètement Parisien d'instinct. Eh bien, parce que, comme je vous ai dit, j'ai du sang breton, et que j'aime la tranquillité, et je ne pourrais être plus heureux que dans un cloître. Une vie calme d'étude et de travail fait ma joie. " ( juin 1893, in Mac Clure's magazine). Bel exemplaire. [AUTOMATIC ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOLLOWS] First edition, for which there were no large paper copies. §Modern pastiche bindings by P. Goy & C. Vilaine, half bronze calf Bradel bindings over marbled paper boards, gilt fillets to spine, covers mounted on guards and preserved. §Very rare autograph inscription from Jules Vernie to [Achille] Tournier, prefect of the Somme at the time, and also enriched with a calling card from Jules Verne mounted on guards. §With original illustrations by L. Benett. §Jules Verne moved to Amiens, his wife's home town, in 1871: "Due to a wish of my wife's, I am settling in Amiens, a calm, orderly town, of even temper; society here is both cordial and well-read. We are near Paris, near enough to catch the rays without the unbearable noise and the sterile agitation. But to tell you the truth, my Saint-Michel remains moored in Crotoy." His affection for the region did not cease to grow and he never again left the capital of Picardy, taking an active part in local politics. Appointed director of the Academy of Sciences, Literature and Arts in 1875, he gave a famous speech on the occasion: "An ideal city: Amiens in the year 2000." In 1888, he was elected to the Municipal Council, of which he remained a member till 1903. It was the Prefect of the Somme who gave him his decoration when he was made an Officer of the Legion d'Honneur in 1892. "People often ask me why I live in Amiens, I who am so Parisian by instinct. Well, it's because - like I told you - I have Breton blood, I enjoy peace and I could not be happier anywhere than in a monastery. A calm life of study and work is my pleasure" (June 1893 in MacClure's Magazine). §A very good copy. %. Bookseller Inventory # 40847

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea] Veinte: Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules

Published by Establecimiento Tipografico de Tomas Rey y Compania (1869)

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Item Description: Establecimiento Tipografico de Tomas Rey y Compania, 1869. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition in Spanish, and the earliest edition of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea known in book form, preceding the French and English editions. Two parts in one volume, 247, 287 pp. + 2 page index, with illustrations by Riou and Hildibrand. Brown leather spine over brown pebbled cloth, floral patterned end papers. Rubbing, soiling, and light chipping to cloth. Several stains to fore edge. Pages toned, with foxing and occasional staining. One page toward rear is torn, missing the bottom quarter. Rear hinge is exposed, though binding is intact. An exceptionally rare copy of Verne's science fiction masterpiece. Bookseller Inventory # 160128001

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea: Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules

Published by James R. Osgood, Boston (1873)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood, Boston, 1873. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First American. Boards and book in very good condition. Edges and corners very good, hinges strong. Some very light rubbing to the upper and lower parts of the spine. Previous owners sig. to fourth page, no other internal markings. First American edition, Osgood variant A with the jellyfish illustration, and Sea to the title. Seas, to half title and title page. Additional photos available. Bookseller Inventory # 023996

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Around the World in Eighty Days: Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules

Published by Sampson, Low (1873)

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Item Description: Sampson, Low, 1873. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The 1873 first UK edition and the first illustrated edition in English. Rebound in leather. 1873 on the title page. Very good condition. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 15080106

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VERNE, JULES.

Published by Paris: J. Hetzel, 1892 (1892)

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Item 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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Jules Verne

Published by James R. Osgood and Company (1873)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood and Company, 1873. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. True First Edition.1/60 Surviving Copies. Printing Lost in Fire. Green Cloth with Jelly Fish on Front Cover. Rebacked Spine. Very Good copy with Ownership Inscriptions.Excellent Copy of a Very Scarce First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 009847

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Verne, Jules

Published by James R. Osgood, Boston (1873)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood, Boston, 1873. Original Pictorial Blue Cloth. First Edition. This is the very rare first American edition with the jellyfish on the cover. The cover has "Sea," but it reads "Seas" on the title page. Also on the title page, under the name of the publisher, James R. Osgood, it reads "(Late Ticknor & Fields, Osgood & Co.)." The words "The End" appear on page 303. Spine ends carefully repaired, slightly affecting the gilt design; front flyleaf lightly stained, and piece in center of flyleaf expertly repaired; price of "$3.00" in ink on top of page; spot in blank margin of pp. 287/88 and on either side of this leaf. Despite the noted defects, this is a very attractive copy contained in a velvet-lined cloth box with morocco spine and two leather labels. Images available on request. Bookseller Inventory # 001703

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A Journey to the Centre of the: Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules

Published by Scribner Armstrong (1874)

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Item Description: Scribner Armstrong, 1874. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. A first edition first state of the first American edition of this timeless classic. Very good condition. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1507268

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas: Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules

Published by James R. Osgood and Company, Boston (1873)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1873. First American Edition of Jules Verne's best known work about Captain Nemo and his submarine the Nautilus. This is the scarce edition published by James R. Osgood, not the more common edition produced by George M. Smith. It is speculated that most of the Osgood copies may have perished in the Great Boston Fire of November 9, 1872. In any event, it is estimated that between 50 and 100 copies may exist. Thick 8vo, original green cloth decorated in black and gilt with the jellyfish as the front cover vignette (Smith's edition has Captain Nemo using a sextant. Very good condition without a dust jacket as issued. Spine has been professionally rebacked retaining all of the original cloth. End papers have some minor fraying at the front edges, and there is an ink signature with "Christmas 1872" on the page preceding the half title. Very scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 27828

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VERNE, JULES.

Published by Boston: James R. Osgood, 1873 (1873)

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Item Description: Boston: James R. Osgood, 1873, 1873. First American Edition, PublisherÕs green gilt-decorated cloth; some cloth wear; rebacked; a bit shaken; foxed; a good copy. The book was re-issued the same year by Smith. A rare book: it has been speculated that only a small number were prepared and that the Boston Fire in late 1872 may have destroyed most of those. Bookseller Inventory # 34723

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The Works of Jules Verne.: Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules

Published by Vincent Parke and Company, New York and London (1911)

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Item Description: Vincent Parke and Company, New York and London, 1911. Complete Set of the Works of Jules Verne. Octavo, 15 volumes. Bound in full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt signature of Verne to each volume to the front panel, gilt lines to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Title pages printed in red and white. Frontispieces, illustrated, hand-colored limitation leaf to volume 1, lettered tissue guards. Limited edition, one of 350 numbered copies. In fine condition. An exceptional set. Jules Verne is considered by many to be the father of science fiction, with a prodigious oeuvre of novels and short fiction. This edition of his works includes Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Mysterious Island, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Also includes the first edition in English of Verne's later novel, The Master of the World, preceding the first separate English and American editions of 1914. Edited and with introductions by American scholar Charles F. Horne. Many of the works appear under title variants as found in Taves & Michaluk (95-102). Bookseller Inventory # 18098

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Around the World in Eighty Days: Jules Verne

Jules Verne

Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, London (1873)

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Item Description: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, London, 1873. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. "Around the World in Eighty Days" by Jules Verne. True first edition, first printing. Rare indeed, with "1873" on the title page, the vast majority having the year "1874" on the title page. Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, London, 1873. The book measures 5.25" x 7.5", 315 pages. Illustrated with black-and-white plates throughout. Bound in beautiful green smooth goat leather, with gilt titling and raised bands to the spine. Lacks the frontispiece and the rear advertisements. The book is in very good condition. Soiling to the covers with scuffed edges and bumped corners. Foxing to the fore-edges of the textblock with scattered foxing throughout. Two spots of rubbing to the fore-edge of the textblock. A truly rare copy of this adventure classic. 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 #(F3-30). Bookseller Inventory # 001966

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Verne, Jules

Published by J. S. Ogilvie, Publisher, New York (1890)

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Item Description: J. S. Ogilvie, Publisher, New York, 1890. Hardcover. First US Edition. First edition in English. 222pp + 2pp of advertisements. Original dark green cloth stamped in gold on the spine panel, decorated endpapers. With ten illustrations. The fantastic sequel to Verne's moon books. This translation differs from the British edition published by Sampson Low as does the number of chapters (twenty-one, as in the original French edition, versus twenty). Text block is age toned, faint soiling to cloth on the front panel, front hinge a bit weak, lacks front free endpaper. A good+ copy which still presents nicely. Gallagher, Mistichelli and Van Eerde A68. Taves and Michaluk V035. ; Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 121

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AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAY (1873: JULES VERNE

JULES VERNE

Published by Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle (1873)

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Item Description: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1873. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 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. 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. This book has beautiful green beveled boards with unfaded gilt titles to the front and spine, and a full gilt page block on all sides. The book is has benefited from being rebacked with the original cloth lay back down thus making the binding tight and square and the book very readable and not fragile as otherwise is typcial of Verne books. The scarce original end papers are present with ownership names to the front end paper (see images), with one being crossed out. The internal pages are all present and remarkably clean for a Verne book with only about a dozen pages with very faded foxing and with a about 3 pages with penciled notes, otherwise the pages are clean and bright with no bent pages, no stains, no foxing, no stains and no tears. Lacking tissue guard. Please see many detailed images. Beautiful scarce, highly collectible, important Verne book in stunning green boards with bright unfaded gilt. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for additional Verne listings and other Sci-Fi/Fantasy titles. Bookseller Inventory # 000846

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Item Description: 1875. [Together, three volumes.] Translated from the French by W. H. G. Kingston. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1875. 40 pp ads dated Feb 1875 in Part II; 3 pp undated ads + 40 pp undated ads (but otherwise identical to those in Vol II) in Part III. Original red/purple/magenta cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, beveled, all edges gilt. First English Edition of all three volumes that were sold separately but which together form one of Verne's greatest tales. The translation, unfortunately, was effected by W. H. G. Kingston, whose~translation changed the hero's name from Smith to Harding. Further, Kingston abridged or omitted many of the technical passages indicating the castaway's scientific development of the island. Verne's anti-imperialist sentiments expressed by the dying Captain Nemo were also reversed by Kingston so as not to offend English readers. Unfortunately, Kingston's became the standard translation, to this day inflicting his omissions and distortions on English-language readers. [T&M]~Sampson Low's first edition (all three volumes) came out in September 1875. Meanwhile Scribner Armstrong and Henry Shepard were battling it out in America, soon joined by pirate publishers such as Donnelly Loyd of Chicago, Household Words of Boston, Charles Warburton of Philadelphia, and George Munro of New York. However, Sampson Low's English editions are much scarcer than the first American editions. Also, the plates in the English editions are sharper than in the American editions.~In any event. All three volumes have beveled board edges and all page edges gilt. The first volume is in deep red cloth, the second in violet-purple cloth, and the third (partway in between in hue) in magenta cloth. It is curious (we have noted it before) that Sampson Low designed the front cover of Part III to be not quite uniform with the other two parts: the "The Mysterious Island" panel at the top is on a field of flying birds on I and II, but on a field of horizontal lines on III; the pictorial panel on I and II is all in gilt (with slim vertical black decorative panels alongside) while on III the pictorial panel is in black and gilt, without any vertical panels; and the author's name appears on the front cover of only Part III.~All three volumes are generally in very good condition. DROPPED FROM THE CLOUDS is a bit askew, the spine ends are slightly worn, there are a couple of small wrinkles on the spine, and the endpapers are cracked; ABANDONED has faded cloth on the spine (as usual with purple) and its endpapers are likewise cracked; and THE SECRET OF THE ISLAND has slight wear at the foot of the spine and a bit of soil on its rear cover. That said, all three volumes have quite bright attractive bindings (these three volumes in fine condition, if there are such volumes out there, would be in the $20,000+ range). Taves & Michaluk V013. Bookseller Inventory # 8680

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas. Translated: VERNE, Jules.

VERNE, Jules.

Published by London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1873 (1873)

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Item Description: London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1873, 1873. Octavo (203 x 134 mm). Period style green half straight grain morocco, burgundy morocco label, centre tool to spine gilt, raised bands, marbled boards, plain brown endpapers. An excellent copy. With 112 illustrations. First English edition. This printing is the first English language issue of one of the nineteenth century's best loved and most renowned adventure stories in all literature, preceding the US edition which was published in the same year. Bookseller Inventory # 117770

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