1889 Scarce Edition - Jules Verne - The Giant Raft: Eight Hundred Leagues on The Amazon
Author: Jules Verne. (W.J. Gordon, translator).
Title: The Giant Raft (Part I) Eight Hundred Leagues On The Amazon.
Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1889.
Language: Text in English.
Size : 8 " X 6 ".
Pages: viii-244 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original illustrated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing - as shown, the inner hinge of front and rear endpaper worn but still tight, -as shown, ex-libris of Ronald George Taylor on the first endpaper - as shown)
Illustrations: Complete with the 43 full-page illustrations.
The book: Scarce and attractive Sampson Low edition of Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon (French: La Jangada - Huit Cents lieues sur l'Amazone) -- a novel by Jules Verne, published in 1881. It has also been published as The Giant Raft. It is an adventure novel. This novel involves how Joam Garral, a ranch owner who lives near the Peruvian-Brazilian border on the Amazon River, is forced to travel down-stream when his past catches up with him. Most of the novel is situated on a large jangada (a Brazilian timber raft) that is used by Garral and his family to float to Belém at the river's mouth. Many aspects of the raft, scenery, and journey are described in detail.
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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