1876 Rare French Book - JULES VERNE - Around the World in Eighty Days - Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours.
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Title: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours. Dessins par MM. De Neuville et L. Benett.
Publisher : Paris, Bibliotheque d'Education et de Récréation J. HETZEL et Cie. no date (1876). First edition, first printing of the volume simple with printer's code "1757- 73" on page .
Language: Text in French.
Size: 11 " X 7.5 ".
Pages: (220) pages + publisher's catalog for 1875-1876.
Binding: Attractive and near fine original full dark red & gilt cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. This is the Hetzel binding known as "Cartonnage Type Aux Initiales", "JV" and "JH" on the front cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 56 illustrations by A. de Neuville and L. Benett, plus a two-page map at the rear.
Estimate: (USD 700 - USD 1200)
The book: Rare and attractive first edition in this format of Around the World in Eighty Days (French: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours) -- an adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, first published in French in 1872. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a wager of £20,000 (equivalent to £1.9 million in 2019) set by his friends at the Reform Club. It is one of Verne's most acclaimed works.
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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