1883 Rare Third Edition - Jules Verne - Child of the Cavern Or Strange Doings Underground.
Author: Jules Verne. (W.H.G. Kingston, translator).
Title: THE CHILD OF THE CAVERN; or, Strange Doings Underground.
Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1883. Third Edition (stated).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: xi-246 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, some light foxing mainly on the last pages lower margin - as shown, blank endpaper replaced by a previous owner - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all 44 nice full-page illustrations.
Estimate: (USD 450 - USD 600).
The book: Attractive third edition of Les Indes noires (literally The Black Indies) a novel by the French writer Jules Verne, serialized in Le Temps in March and April 1877 and published immediately afterward by Pierre-Jules Hetzel. The first UK edition was published in October 1877 by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington as The Child of the Cavern, or Strange Doings Underground. Other English titles for the novel include Black Diamonds and The Underground City.
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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