1887 Rare Edition - Jules Verne - The Begum's Fortune. With an account of the mutineers of the "Bounty".
Author : Jules Verne. (W.H.G. Kingston, translator).
Title : The Begum's Fortune. Translated by W.H.G. Kingston. With an account of the mutineers of the "Bounty". Numerous illustrations.
Publisher : London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1887. New Edition (stated).
Language : Text in English.
Size : 7.5 " X 6 ".
Pages : 272 pages.
Binding : Attractive and very good original illustrated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing mainly on the very last page - as shown).
Illustrations : Complete with the 44 full page illustrations.
The book : Rare and attractive Sampson Low edition of The Begum's Fortune (French: Les Cinq cents millions de la Bégum), also published as The Begum's Millions, -- an 1879 novel by Jules Verne, with some utopian elements and other elements that seem clearly dystopian. It is noteworthy as the first published book in which Verne was cautionary, and somewhat pessimistic about the development of science and technology.
The author: Jules Gabriel Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright.Verne was born to bourgeois parents in the seaport of Nantes, where he was trained to follow in his father's footsteps as a lawyer, but quit the profession early in life to write for magazines and the stage. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages extraordinaires, a widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).
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