1885 Scarce Early Edition - Jules Verne - Michael Strogoff - The Courier Of The Czar
Author : Jules Verne
Title : Michael Strogoff - The Courier Of The Czar.
Publisher : London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1885. New Edition (stated).
Language : Text in English
Size : 7.5 " X 5.5 "
Pages : 341 pages (Complete volume including 2 parts bound together)
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 and tight, some foxing on first and last pages - as shown, bookplate of a previous owner on first endpaper)
Illustrations : Complete with all the 18 full page illustrations.
Estimate : (USD 250 - USD 400)
The book : Scarce and attractive early edition of Michael Strogoff: The Courier of the Czar (French: Michel Strogoff) - a novel written by Jules Verne in 1876. Critics, including Leonard S. Davidow, consider it one of Verne's best books. Davidow wrote, "Jules Verne has written no better book than this, in fact it is deservedly ranked as one of the most thrilling tales ever written." Unlike some of Verne's other novels, it is not science fiction, but a scientific phenomenon (Leidenfrost effect) is a plot device. The book was later adapted to a play, by Verne himself and Adolphe d'Ennery. Incidental music to the play was written by Alexandre Artus in 1880. The book has been adapted several times for films, television and cartoon series.
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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