1881 Rare Second Edition - HECTOR SERVADAC or The Career of a COMET by Jules VERNE.
Author: Jules Verne. Translated by Ellen E. Frewer.
Title: Hector Servadac or The Career of a Comet.
Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1881. Second Edition (stated).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: x-370 pages.
Binding: Very good original Victorian decorated full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown, lower corners worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing - as shown, gift note of a previous 1883 owner on the first endpaper).
Illustrations: Complete with 97 beautiful illustrations by Paul Dominique Philippoteaux.
The book: Rare and attractive second edition of Hector Servadac - or - The Career of a Come -- a science fiction novel by Jules Verne, first published in 1877. It tells the story of Captain Hector Servadac and his aide-de-camp Ben Zoof, who are transported to a comet passing by Earth. They must lead a group of humans and animals in a struggle for survival as the comet is on a collision course with the Sun. The group faces numerous challenges, including extreme weather and dangerous wildlife, as they explore the comet and search for resources. Eventually, they are able to build a spaceship and escape just before the comet collides with the Sun.
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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