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JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH: VERNE, JULES

VERNE, JULES

Published by Charles Scribner's Sons (1906)

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About this Item: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1906. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. New York: Scribners. 1906. Early printing. 305 pages. Frontis, eleven black and white plates. Orange cloth with embossed decoration of front, spine titles in gilt. Some spotting to cover, corners lightly bumped, spine titles bright, textblock square. Interior clean and bright, no marks, etc. Binding tight. Nice copy, well illustrated. Seller Inventory # 088256

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Verne, Jules

Published by Charles Scribner (1905)

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About this Item: Charles Scribner, 1905. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Moderate soiling and wear to the red boards; pages yellowing; a good sound binding. 1905 edition. A few b/w illustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Fiction; Inventory No: 153663. Seller Inventory # 153663

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Verne, Jules

Published by Scribner's, New York (1926)

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About this Item: Scribner's, New York, 1926. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Reprint. NOT ex-library. Black-stamped lightly soiled red cloth, a bit of edgewear. No names, clean text. Uncredited translation. Uncredited artwork: color frontispiece, b/w plates. "The Scribner Series for Young People." 35371 CF shelf. Seller Inventory # 048024

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A Journey to the Centre of the: Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules

Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, new York (1905)

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About this Item: Charles Scribner's Sons, new York, 1905. Hardcover. Condition: Good. One of the best-known novels of the great French pioneer of science fiction. Red boards with some soiling, light spotting, and general shelfwear. Spine is darkened but gilt still bright.One forepage is wrinkled, and page 190 has a small crease in the margin. Black and white illustrations by an uncredited artist (one tissue-protected frontispiece and eleven others). No dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 000849

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A Journey to the Centre of the: Jules Verne

Jules Verne

Published by Scribner Armstrong and Company (1874)

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About this Item: Scribner Armstrong and Company, 1874. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Scribner Armstrong and Company, New York (1874). First Scribner Armstrong Popular Edition. Undated 305 page edition. 20 Illustrations. Preceded by a 384 page Scribner Armstrong edition with 52 illustrations. Stamped in gold. Red variant cloth boards. Ads at page 307 with three titles: Meridiana, From the Earth to the Moon, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Book Condition: Good+, shelf wear, rubbing on the boards, light spots. Owner inscription at the second blank page dated 1874, rounded corners. Seller Inventory # 8345

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A Journey to the Centre of the: Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules

Published by Scribner Armstrong (1874)

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About this Item: Scribner Armstrong, 1874. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. The first American edition, published November 8, 1873, with title page dated 1874. With 52 illustrations by Riou. No advertisements. The first US edition was published in two bindings, blue and orange. This is the blue binding variant, with pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and black. 'Scribner, Armstrong & Co.' on the bottom of spine. Entirely original, not recased or restored in any way. Offered with numerous flaws (photos available): cloth loss at tips, faint dampstains at extreme inner corners of rear pastedown. Lower board cloth with two narrow horizontal wrinkles. Cocked. Muslin visible at hinges. Fore-edges on pp 73/74 and 75/76 with several marginal tears, likely the result of opening untrimmed leaves. Foxing on contents page through first page of text, and again on last three pages, no foxing elsewhere. Last page quite tanned, perhaps offsetting or shadow of paper that had been laid in. Original $2.00 price in pencil on rear pastedown. Slight opening between several signatures. The gilt on spine is still bright and the cloth color is very good. Seller Inventory # 13643

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A Journey to the Centre of the: Jules Verne

Jules Verne

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About this Item: Scribner Armstrong and Company, 1874. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Scribner Armstrong and Company, New York (1874). First Scribner Armstrong Popular Edition. Undated 305 page edition. 20 Illustrations. Preceded by a 384 page Scribner Armstrong edition with 52 illustrations. Stamped in gold. Green cloth boards. Ads at page 307 with three titles: Meridiana, From the Earth to the Moon, A Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Book Condition: Very Good, shelf wear, age toning spots, rounded corners. Seller Inventory # 8996

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Journey to the Centre of the Earth: Jules Verne

Jules Verne

Published by Scribner, Armstrong & Co. (1874)

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About this Item: Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1874. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co., [1874]. Deluxe Edition, available by subscription only. Undated. Octavo (8" x 5.75"); 413pp + 6pp adverts. 55 illustrations by Riou (title page says 52, spine says 53, but contents lists 55), all present. In green cloth with gilt and black stamped illustration, alternate to the red/orange Deluxe Edition cover usually seen. Scribner, Armstrong & Co. listed on title page and fully at base of spine. Preceded in America by Scribner Armstrong's First Edition (1873, but dated 1874) and just barely by Henry L. Shepard & Co.'s cheaper "unauthorized edition." Boards show rubbing/bumping along edges and corners with a few frays, along with tugging to head and tail of spine, scuffing along joints, and a couple light runs to cloth. Small brown stamp affixed near base of spine. Front board opens easily and is a bit shaky, but is still holding. Bookplate of W.E. Gordon attached to front pastedown with gift inscription from his parents opposite on front free endpaper. Book opens easily to between gatherings, with the beginnings of some separation between a few, but binding is holding soundly. Pages toned with occasional foxing, but are unmarked. Not an ex-library copy. [AB-412]. Seller Inventory # ABE-1508435741140

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A Journey to the Centre of the: Jules Verne

Jules Verne

Published by Scribners, NY

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About this Item: Scribners, NY. Hardcover. Condition: G+. No Jacket. Riou (illustrator). First Edition Variant Binding. 413 pp + 6 p ads, b/w illustrations by Riou, the book has all first edition points including Scribner, Armstrong & Co. printers at bottom of title page, the spine has Scribners at bottom as the printers, the book and contents are clean and tight, front inside hinge is cracked and rear hinge is cracked 2.5", the covers are clean and tight, light scuffing on edges and a little on rear cover, the front cover is brightly illustrated in black and gold with 3 people on a raft, the title and author on spine are bright also, the lower part of spine is illustrated in the same black and gold with 2 people holding lanterns, this is slightly less bright, there is some wear on corners and top and bottom of the spine, this is a very nice copy of this Jules Verne adventure in Centre Earth. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 005695

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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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From: Fiona's Rare Books (Annandale, Australia)

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About this Item: Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1874. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 10018

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A Journey to the Centre of the: Verne, Jules

About this Item: Scribner, Armstrong & Co, New York, 1874. 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. Seller Inventory # 15543

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A Journey to the Centre Center of: Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules

Published by Scribner, Armstrong (1873)

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About this Item: Scribner, Armstrong, 1873. Hardcover. 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. Seller 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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About this Item: Scribner Armstrong, 1874. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 1701026

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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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From: Meier And Sons Rare Books (New Canaan, CT, U.S.A.)

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About this Item: SCRIBNER, ARMSTRONG & CO, 1874. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 000936

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A Journey to the Centre of the: Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules

Published by Scribner Armstrong (1874)

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About this Item: Scribner Armstrong, 1874. Hardcover. 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. Seller Inventory # 1507268

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Verne, Jules

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About this Item: 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. Seller Inventory # 12331

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A JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE: Verne, Jules

Verne, Jules

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About this Item: 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). Seller Inventory # 12525

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