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Verne, Jules

Published by Hovendon Company, New York

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Item Description: Hovendon Company, New York. Decorative Cloth. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. Aldine Edition. Interior fragil & brittle. First three pages almost loose from binding. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Author Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 009717

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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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Around the World in Eighty Days: 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. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Printing with 1873 printed on the title page with James R. Osgood as the publisher. A beautiful copy. The book is bound in the ORIGINAL publisher's brown. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning and the boards are crisp with minor wear to the edges. The pages are exceptionally clean with NO writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a fabulous copy with a custom acetate dustjacket to protect the book. We buy Verne First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-15102481481

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Item Description: 1890. New York: J. S. Ogilvie, n.d. [1890]. 1 page preliminary ads plus 2 pp terminal ads. Original dark blue-green cloth. First American Edition (and first edition in English). This is the sequel to Verne's "Moon" books of many years earlier: quoting from the preliminary ad leaf, this is the story of~How the Americans bought the North Pole and planned to change the axis of the Earth, making the Arctic regions bloom like the Tropics, by the explosion of a stupendous cannon.~This tale is a good example of Verne's growing cynicism: whereas in the 1870s he has the Baltimore Gun Club using its gigantic cannon to explore the moon, here the club has purchased land in the Arctic so that they can reap huge profits when that land becomes tropical.~"Topsy Turvy" appeared in English in the January 19, 1890 issue of New York World -- at the same time that newspaper's famous reporter, Nellie Bly, was attempting to beat Phileas Fogg's record time around the world. It was at some point soon thereafter that this Ogilvie edition (No. 183 of "The Favorite Series") with ten illustrations was published (the wrappered version, in Ogilvie's "Fireside Series," is dated January 1890 on its wrapper). Sampson Low's British edition, THE PURCHASE OF THE NORTH POLE, was not published until December of that year (with twenty chapters; both the original French edition and Ogilvie's edition have twenty-one).~This copy is clean and unworn -- fine except that the endpapers have damage from overzealous erasure. As always, the text paper itself is browned and brittle -- as Ogilvie produced as cheap a book as it could. This is quite an uncommon Verne volume. Taves & Michaluk V035; Myers 53. Bookseller Inventory # 10619

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A JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE: JULES VERNE

JULES VERNE

Published by SCRIBNER, ARMSTRONG & CO (1874)

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Item Description: SCRIBNER, ARMSTRONG & CO, 1874. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1874 FIRST edition, FIRST printing, FIRST State: Scarce true First state of the First edition of this title, published before the deluxe edition (and has a completely different board design). Scribner, Armstrong & Co. on the bottom of the spine. 52 illustratons by Riou. A stunning example of this title in green cloth. The original French edition came out in 1864. Scribner Armstrong¿s first American edition came out in November 1873, though dated 1874. The book is in beautiful condition with clean green boards with unusually strong bright gilt scene (of a waterfall and a raft) and titles to the front. The book has benefited from rebacking laying the original cloth back down. The book has no edgewear, and the binding is very tight and square. Unlike most copies of this title which have poor/cracked bindings and loose pages, this book is tightly bound and is quite readable and not fragile. Professionally replaced end papers. All pages are present and overall remarkably clean for a Verne book with no stains but to 2 pages only on the very outer edge of the page, and no foxing. Please see many detailed images. A very handsome example of this scarce title in very clean collectible condition. ADDITIONAL IMAGES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Please see our Abe store for other Verne and SciFi titles. Bookseller Inventory # 000936

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A Journey to the Centre Center of: Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules

Published by Scribner, Armstrong (1873)

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Item Description: Scribner, Armstrong, 1873. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1873, but stated 1874. FIRST edition, FIRST printing, FIRST State: Scarce true First state of the First edition of this title, published before the deluxe edition (and has a completely different board design). Scribner, Armstrong & Co. on the bottom of the spine. 52 illustratons by Riou. The original French edition came out in 1864. Scribner Armstrong’s first American edition came out in November 1873, though dated 1874. On the front cloth is the gilt scene of a waterfall and a raft, and titles. Original front cover and spine laid down on matching blue cloth. With new matching end papers. All pages are present and overall remarkably clean for a Verne book. Please see many detailed images. A very handsome example of this scarce title in very clean collectible condition. Housed in a felt lined custom-made collector’s slipcase. Bookseller Inventory # 1701020

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A Journey to the Centre Center of: Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules

Published by Scribner Armstrong (1874)

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Item Description: Scribner Armstrong, 1874. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1873, but stated 1874. FIRST edition, FIRST printing, FIRST State: Scarce true First state of the First edition of this title, published before the deluxe edition (and has a completely different board design). Scribner, Armstrong & Co. on the bottom of the spine. 52 illustratons by Riou. The original French edition came out in 1864. Scribner Armstrong’s first American edition came out in November 1873, though dated 1874. On the front cloth is the gilt scene of a waterfall and a raft, and titles. Original front cover and spine laid down on matching blue cloth. With new matching end papers. All pages are present and overall remarkably clean for a Verne book. Please see many detailed images. A very handsome example of this scarce title in very clean collectible condition. Housed in a custom-made collector’s slipcase. $5,000. Bookseller Inventory # 1701026

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Le Tour Du Monde en Quatre-Vingts Jours: Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules

Published by Hetzel (1873)

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Item Description: Hetzel, 1873. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition, first printing, of this illustrated edition. Inscribed by Jules Verne on an attached card. With printer's code 1757-73 on page [220], variant with printer's imprint on title leaf verso measuring 76 mm. instead of 82 mm. Verne's most popular novel, published in English as Around the World in 80 Days. Leather rubbed at edges, scattered foxing throughout, still a sound, tight, very good copy. Housed in a custom-made collector's slipcase. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 1704250

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Verne, Jules

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Item 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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Around the World in Eighty Days: Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules

Published by and Co, Boston (1873)

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Item Description: 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. A very good copy. 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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Verne, Jules

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Item 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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Item Description: 1874. Translated from the French. New York: Scribner, Armstrong, & Co., 1874. 8 pp undated ads. Original green cloth decorated in black and gilt, beveled. First American Edition, published in September 1874 -- the same month as Sampson Low's British edition. This volume consists of two separate tales. The first is a fictionalized narrative of Verne's 1867 passage from Liverpool to New York aboard "The Great Eastern," the largest iron ship ever built and one of the wonders of its age. Her length was 692 feet, her beam was 120, her paddlewheels and propeller were larger than anything the ocean had ever seen, and she was designed to carry more passengers than the Queen Mary. Because of her size, "The Great Eastern" was the only ship capable of laying the great Atlantic Cable. The second tale is fictional, more in Verne's usual style: a Glasgow shipowner devises an adventurous plan to run the Union blockade of southern ports during the Civil War, in order to bring a load of cotton back to his city's 25,000 idle looms.~This is an unusually bright copy, fine except for the merest hint of rubbing at the head of the spine. The original endpapers remain firm and uncracked, the plates are sharp and free of foxing, and the cover gilt appears to have been applied yesterday. Though not a terribly scarce Verne title, it is very seldom that we encounter a copy in this condition. Taves & Michaluk V008; Myers 22. Bookseller Inventory # 10536

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Voyages et Aventures du Capitaine Hatteras. (bleu,: VERNE Jules

VERNE Jules

Published by Paris, Bibliothèque d'Education et de Récréation J. Hetzel (1868)

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Item Description: Paris, Bibliothèque d'Education et de Récréation J. Hetzel, 1868. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Très bon. Voyages Extraordinaires. Les Mondes connus et inconnus. Les Anglais au pôle nord - Le Désert de glace. 150 vignettes par Riou. C'est le 1er titre de Jules Verne. Premier cartonnage. Paris, Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Récréation J. Hetzel - 1868 - 467 pages. Relié par Lenègre. Imprimé chez Jules Bonaventure. RARE Cartonnage Hetzel monochrome bleu personnalisé. Ours sur la banquise dans le macaron. Rare dans cette couleur. On le voit d'habitude en rouge ou en brique. Tranches dorées. Gouttière régulière. Gardes grises. Bords de la p341 restaurés. Quelques rousseurs de p273 à p288. Très rares rousseurs sur les autres pages. Très bon état. Format in-4°(27x18). Ces cartonnages (appelés aussi plats spéciaux) concernent 5 titres : 1° Voyages et Aventures du capitaine Hatteras. 2° Cinq semaines en ballon / Voyage au centre de la terre. 3° Les enfants du capitaine Grant. 4° Vingt mille lieues sous les mers. 5° L'île mystérieuse. 1ère Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 17689

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A Journey to the Centre of the: Verne, Jules

Item Description: Scribner, Armstrong & Co, New York, 1874. Book Condition: Very good. This "scientific romance" marks the beginning of science fiction as a genre. Jules Verne was inspired by Charles Lyell's Geological Evidences of the Antiquity of Man (1863), and the trend away from a literal biblical account of the history of the Earth. "Science, my lad, is made up of mistakes, but they are mistakes which it is useful to make, because they lead little by little to the truth". This is the deluxe edition, sold by subscription only, printed on heavier paper, with a superb gilt decorated pictorial binding, amongst THE SCARCEST AND MOST DESIRABLE of editions, with the terra cotta cloth and beveled edge binding. Published with 52 illustrations by Edouard Riou. 8vo, frontispiece, 413pp, ads (6pp ads undated), all edges gilt. Gilt and black stamped pictorial covers, with gilt scene of men on raft at front cover, gilt illustration of men in crystal cave, and "Scribner, Armstrong & Co." at lower spine [first state (with "Scribner, Armstrong & Co." at the spine foot, rather than the later "Scribners"]. Some light thumbing evident at margins of some pages. Spine expertly rebacked with the original cloth blending in seamlessly. Overall, a very good copy. The 1st edition was published in French in 1864 'Voyage au Centre de la Terre'; the 1st English edition appeared in 1872; Scribner Armstrong's 1st US edition came out in November 1873, though dated 1874; and late in 1874 Scribner Armstrong published this deluxe edition. Deluxe edition, sold by subscription only. Bookseller Inventory # 15543

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Verne, Jules

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Item Description: 1896. Or, The Pearl of the Pacific. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1896. Original olive green cloth pictorially decorated in black, blue, white and gilt, beveled, all edges gilt. First British Edition (and first edition in English).~It is about an enormous ship built by the Yanks, that has a great city on it, and is navigated about the world, playing ducks and drakes with geography and the balance of political power in the South Seas, until finally the savages of the New Hebrides and the forces of Nature rise up and annihilate it. [from a contemporary review cited in T&M]~Part of the "floating island's" problem is that its people are divided into two adversarial groups, the Larboardites and the Starboardites.~This tale was advertised as SCREW ISLAND until its title was changed just before publication in October 1896 (the French title had been L'ILE A HELICE, or "Propeller Island"). The book was not published in America until November 1897, by W. L. Allison Company.~This is an attractive copy, just about fine, with scarcely any soil or wear. Taves & Michaluk V043; Myers 23. Bookseller Inventory # 10644

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Item Description: 1879. The Boy Captain. 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 35 years. See Taves & Michaluk V018 and Myers 15. Bookseller Inventory # 10589

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Item Description: 1883. Translated from the French by Mary de Hauteville. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1883. 32 pp ads dated Nov 1882. Original ochre cloth pictorially decorated in brown, black and green. First British Edition (and first edition in English). This tale is a bit different from many of Verne's -- a love story sited in Scotland, though as always with its share of scientific imponderables (a girl refuses to marry the man her uncles have chosen for her unless she sees the mysterious "green ray," which would tell her it is true love). The front cover shows Helena and Oliver with eyes fixed upon one another, while the crowd behind them has all eyes fixed upon "the green ray." This British edition was published in September 1883 -- a month before George Munro's pirated version in his wrappered "Seaside Library"; there was no American hardbound edition of this Verne tale until 1965. ~In our experience THE GREEN RAY is one of the very few toughest UK first editions of Jules Verne to find today: why we do not know, but several others that followed THE GREEN RAY are close in scarcity (KERABAN THE INFLEXIBLE of 1884, MATHIAS SANDORF of 1886, A LOTTERY TICKET of 1886, THE CLIPPER OF THE CLOUDS of 1887, NORTH AGAINST SOUTH of 1887, THE PURCHASE OF THE NORTH POLE of 1890, A FAMILY WITHOUT A NAME of 1890, and FOUNDLING MICK of 1895). ~This copy is in ochre cloth; the one other color we have seen is mauve-grey -- both with the same pictorial design (mauve-grey we have seen both with and without gilt pages edges; ochre we have seen only without, as here). The ad catalogue in this copy is dated November 1882 -- almost a year before publication -- which is the earliest GREEN RAY ad catalogue we have seen (the others being Sept 1883 and Oct 1884). This is a very good copy, quite attractive externally but recased within its original binding (with stiffened spine, and with black tape along the original endpapers' hinges; there is an 1899 school prize inscription on the front endpaper verso. Taves & Michaluk V023; Myers 31. Bookseller Inventory # 10606

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Around the World in Eighty Days (1873: Verne, Jules; Towle,

Verne, Jules; Towle, Geo. M. (Translator from the French); Marx, Adrien ("Introduction: Jules Verne", pp. ix-xvi)

Published by James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. (1873)

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Item Description: James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., 1873. Cloth. Book Condition: Good-Minus. Benot, L. with various engravers (steel engravings) (illustrator). 1st Edition. A true first edition, with 1873 publication notice entered at the Office of the Librarian of Congress and 1873 printed at the bottom of the title page. The title was first published serially in 1872 in the French newspaper "Le Temps" as "Le Tour du Monde en Quatre-vingt Jours." The story is the author's most famous adventure-travel book. Of the author (1828-1905), Martin Seymour-Smith said, "Verne was a boy at heart; but an ingenious and inspired boy," noting that Verne's prophetic stories, "many of them set in the future, coincided with the rise of science" (Funk & Wagnalls Guide to Modern World Literature, p. 409). This lively narrative has the endlessly inventive Phileas Fogg, usually a sedentary London gentleman, and his French valet, Jean Passparteout (literally, "go everywhere"), crossing three continents and two oceans by railway, steamers, trading vessels, yachts, carriages, sail-sledges, and other means (including an elephant) in 80 days (a feat then considered almost impossible) in order to win a time sensitive wager with Fogg's fellow club members. He is pursued by private detective Fix, who believes he is a bank robber. Nail-biting delays and death-defying feats are many. A notable addition to Fogg's entourage is a charming Hindu widow, Aouda, whom he saves from ritual immolation (and later marries in England, to his great happiness). Needless to say, the winning of the bet is a cliff-hanger, relying upon his having crossed the international date line eastbound, therefore gaining a day (Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia, pp. 52, 1076; Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, p. 73; The Penguin Companion to European literature, pp. 797-798). This book is bound in green cloth with bright gilt illustration and decoration on the front board and spine. It is embossed with black in-fill, except on the rear embossed board. Boards are beveled. It has brown end papers with a faded bookplate on the inside front board (upon which only "New York" can be made out under magnification). The title page is embossed with the previous owner's seal. The seal has raised the paper, but has not imprinted it with ink. There is an Intact tissue guard between the frontispiece portraying Phileas Fogg and the title page. The five stitch sewn binding is shaken but holding, with signature pp. 115-126 held by one stitch and page 308 (one of 54 full-page illustrations) loose and laid-in place. The is gilt on all 315 page edges. The volume has considerable shelf wear on the spine heel and crown, as well as corners (please see photograph). Original state binding. The interior pages are unmarked with very rare soiling. A drawing by Jules Verne of his little decked bark ("Bourset Malais," the "Saint Michael") is printed opposite the first page of the Introduction. Includes, in addition to the 54 full- page drawings rendered as steel engraving plates, a smaller illustration on page 297 ("Passepartout putting out the gas-light"). This is a very rare 1873 first edition. The story remains popular and has been adapted to many formats, including a Broadway theater play produced and directed by Orson Welles and with songs by Cole Porter, a motion picture film with a star-studded international cast (1956 Academy-Award Best Picture winner), a 1989 NBC miniseries headlined by Pierce Brosnan, Julia Nickelson-Soul, and Peter Ustinov, and a SCI-FI Channel television series that premiered in fall 2000 ("The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne") (see The New York Public Library Literature Companion, p. 479). This book is a very good candidate for further conservation and rebinding. Bookseller Inventory # 004012

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VERNE, Jules (1828-1905).

Published by London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington. (1883)

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Item Description: London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington., 1883. FIRST EDITION in English (September 1883) predating George Munro's pirated version by one month. Crown octavo, pp.viii; 312; 32, catalogue dated September 1883. Translated from the French by Mary de Hauteville. Illustrated throughout. Original grey cloth pictorially decorated in gilt, brown, black and green, floral patterned endpapers. Neat owner name to pastedown, minor toning, some offset browning to recto of frontispiece but essentially a lovely fine copy. Undoubtedly one of Verne's toughest British first editions to acquire. Taves & Michaluk V023; Myers 31. Bookseller Inventory # 45267

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VERNE, Jules

Published by Sampson Low Marston & Company (1896)

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Item Description: Sampson Low Marston & Company, 1896. First English edition. Original green pictorial cloth with gilt background blocking to upper cover and spine. All edges gilt. A near fine copy, with the susceptible white borders and gilt blocking present and bright. Just a little wear to the spine ends and tenderness to the hinges. A most attractive example. Seventy-nine full page steel engravings. Bookseller Inventory # 25857

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Around the World in Eighty Days, TRUE: Jules Verne

Jules Verne

Published by Sampson Low (1873)

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Item Description: Sampson Low, 1873. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. Sampson Low, 1873. TRUE FIRST EDITION. 1873 stated on title page. Condition: Good. Spine lean, wear to boards. Foxing to pages. Inscription on FFEP. A tight copy. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1506888844500

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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. A. De Neuville and L. Benett (illustrator). 1st Edition. "Around the World in Eighty Days" by Jules Verne. True first edition, first printing. Incredibly scarce, with "1873" on the title page, with the vast majority having "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. Contemporarily rebound in chocolate cloth with gilt titling and band on 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. Previous owner's signature in ink on the front endpaper. The binding is starting. A truly rare and scarce 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 # 001725

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Verne, Jules

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Item 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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FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON;: Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules

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Item Description: 1869. or, Journeys and Discoveries in Africa by Three Englishmen. Compiled in French by Jules Verne, from the Original Notes of Dr. Ferguson; and done into English by "William Lackland." New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1869. 12 pp undated ads. Original green cloth pictorially decorated in gilt. First Edition in English of Jules Verne's first book (and his first book to appear in the English language). Per the "Publisher's Note,"~FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON is, in a measure, a satire on English books on African travel. So far as the geography, the inhabitants, the animals, and the features of the countries the travellers pass over, it is entirely accurate. The mode of locomotion is, of course, purely imaginary, and the incidents and adventures fictitious. The latter are abundantly amusing, and, in view of the wonderful "travellers' tales" with which we have been entertained by African explorers, they can scarcely be considered extravagant.~CINQ SEMAINES EN BALLON had been published in French in 1863, and then this Appleton edition was published in March 1869 (they promoted it just prior to publication as FOUR WEEKS IN A BALLOON); Chapman & Hall's British edition -- which is virtually impossible to find -- did not come out for another year, by June 1870.~This copy is in very good-plus condition (minor wear at the head of the spine, a very faint mark on the front cover). Taves & Michaluk V001; Myers 20. Bookseller Inventory # 10517

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Item Description: 1869. or, Journeys and Discoveries in Africa by Three Englishmen. Compiled in French by Jules Verne, from the Original Notes of Dr. Ferguson; and done into English by "William Lackland." New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1869. 12 pp undated ads. Original brown cloth pictorially decorated in gilt. First American Edition (and first edition in the English language) of Jules Verne's first book. Per the "Publisher's Note,"~FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON is, in a measure, a satire on English books on African travel. So far as the geography, the inhabitants, the animals, and the features of the countries the travellers pass over, it is entirely accurate. The mode of locomotion is, of course, purely imaginary, and the incidents and adventures fictitious. The latter are abundantly amusing, and, in view of the wonderful "travellers' tales" with which we have been entertained by African explorers, they can scarcely be considered extravagant.~CINQ SEMAINES EN BALLON had been published in French in 1863, and then this Appleton edition was published in March 1869 (they promoted it just prior to publication as FOUR WEEKS IN A BALLOON); Chapman & Hall's British edition -- which is virtually impossible to find -- did not come out for another year, by June 1870. No other Verne title was published in America until 1873 -- when both JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH and TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS appeared.~This copy is in medium-brown sand-grain cloth (we have also had green pebble-grain cloth and orange-brown pebble-grain cloth). It is in very good condition (spine faded, as usual with this color, but there is little wear other than a few nicks in the spine ends; the original yellow endpapers are clean and intact, and there is no foxing on the leaves within). Taves & Michaluk V001; Myers 20. Bookseller Inventory # 8287

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth: Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules

Published by Scribner, Armstrong & Co. (1874)

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Item Description: Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1874. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1874. First US edition, first printing. Green boards are moderately dulled but gilt scenes ( of a waterfall and raft) are clear with gold. The gold gilt on spine is very bright and Scribner, Armstrong & Co. intact and readable at bottom of spine. The binding has been professionally rebacked so binding is tight. Book is in VG condition. Age-toning and an inscription on endpapers but otherwise clean. Spots of foxing or age-toning found on few pages (E.g.,title page). book. Bookseller Inventory # 10018

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Item 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, all page edges gilt. 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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Item Description: 1895. With Illustrations. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1895. Original pictorial blue-grey cloth, all edges gilt. First British Edition, and possibly the first hardbound edition in English, of this tale of buried treasure. During serialization in Boy's Own, Fenno of New York published a wrappered edition of CAPTAIN ANTIFER in June 1895 -- the first edition in the English language. Both Fenno and Sampson Low (as here) published cloth-bound editions in November 1895 (precedence uncertain, but the Sampson Low edition is of considerably higher quality).~Captain Antifer's father had befriended an Egyptian prisoner at Jaffa, Kamylk Pasha, and many years after he received a mysterious document naming latitude 24 degrees 59 minutes north, and saying that the longitude would follow later. It never did; but Antifer succeeded in discovering it, and had a series of most exciting adventures in searching for the wealth which was to be found on the spot indicated. [The Publishers' Circular, quoted in T&M]~Antifer's efforts to find the islet's longitude, complicated by treachery and demands of marriage, take him to the Gulf of Oman, the Gulf of Guinea, and even north of Norway. The pictorial front cover shows the pinioned and gagged Tyrcomel, on the back of whose left shoulder is tattooed the long-sought direction.~This copy is in blue-grey cloth; we have also had light green (no priority). It is in very good to near-fine condition (spine slightly darkened, front endpaper badly cracked, but nonetheless quite attractive). Taves & Michaluk V042. Bookseller Inventory # 10643

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Item Description: 1873. or, The Marvellous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax. Translated from the French. One Hundred and Ten Illustrations. (Edition of James R. Osgood & Co.) Sold Only by Subscription. Boston: Geo. M. Smith & Co., 1873. Originial green cloth decorated in gilt and black, all page edges gilt. First American Edition, second and usual "Smith" issue, of Verne's famous tale of Captain Nemo and the submarine Nautilus. Considerable confusion surrounds the relationship of the two Boston 1873 title pages that can appear in this title -- the James R. Osgood & Company title page, and this usual Geo. M. Smith & Co. one (which refers to the Osgood one and indicates "sold by subscription only"). The bindings of the two are nearly identical (the Osgood binding reads ".UNDER THE SEA" and bears a jellyfish in the center of the front cover, whereas the Smith binding reads ".UNDER THE SEAS" and has Captain Nemo using a sextant on the front cover). Clearly the Osgood one is a bit earlier and is much scarcer: supposedly only about fifteen copies were known to exist, but we have handled more than a dozen of them over the past 15 years (all between $12,000 and $27,500), so our guess would be more like thirty to fifty. One theory is that the Osgood title page may have designated the subscription issue, and that the Smith one, being much less scarce, must have designated the subsequent trade issue. Another possibility is that most of the Osgood edition was consumed by a Boston fire.~This copy has all page edges gilt -- a deluxe feature for which the original buyer paid extra; by far the majority of copies does not have all edges gilt. On the final page of text, there is no "THE END" (some copies have it, some have it partially, and some do not have it at all; this is not an "issue point" as is sometimes claimed, but merely a case of type slippage during a single print run, with no bearing upon which copies were actually first to reach the public).~As for condition, this is a bright, nearly fine copy (the very slightest of rubbing at the extremities, a touch of foxing on only the first few and last few leaves). Taves & Michaluk V006; Myers 56. Bookseller Inventory # 12308

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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: Fine. 1st Edition. Excellent Fresh Copy With The Spine Rebacked. Very Scarce First Issue. Matching Dates on Title & Copyright Pages.Scarce in this Condition. Beautiful Copy. Bookseller Inventory # 012627

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