1895 L'Ile Mysterieuse
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Decorative Binding, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
One of Jules Verne's most acclaimed novels, 'The Mysterious Island' is set during the American Civil War and tells the extraordinary tale of five Prisoners of War who hijack and hydrogen balloon and are wrecked on an unknown island.
Jules Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist best known for his thrilling adventure series, 'Voyages Extraordinaires'. This included works such as 'Journey to the Center of the Earth', 'Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas', 'Around the World in Eighty Days', 'Around the Moon' and 'The Vanished Diamond'.
Undated, dated from this cartonnage binding known as the 'Dos a l'ancre' which was used for only three of Vernes titles (Jauzac, pp.54). The bookbinder's name is to the anchor on the cover, 'Engel Rel' who replaced Lenegre.
In a beautiful cartonnage binding by Verne's published, Hetzel. These bindings were produced ahead of Christmas with the hope that they would make popular gifts; Hetzel furthered Verne's work with his publications.
With illustrations by Jules-Descartes Ferat, who also illustrated a number of other works by Verne as well as for Victor Hugo and Edgar Allan Poe. Engraved by Charles Barbant. With one hundred and fifty-four in-text illustrations. Collated, complete.
In the original French language.
A marvellous, decoratively bound example of this celebrated work by Verne.
In the publisher's original full cloth binding. Externally lovely, with just the slightest bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Tidemarks to the early and last leaves and endpapers, pages are otherwise bright and clean.
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