1890 Rare Book - JULES VERNE - OFF ON A COMET! A Journey through Planetary Space
Author : Jules Verne. Translated from the French by Edward Roth.
Title : OFF ON A COMET! A Journey through Planetary Space.
Publisher : Philadelphia, David McKay, no date (circa 1890).
Language : Text in English
Size : 8 " X 5.5 "
Pages : 472 pages
Binding : Very good full Victorian decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining).
Illustrations : Including 36 full page illustrations. (Complete)
The book : Rare and attractive edition of Off on a Comet (French: Hector Servadac) a 1877 science fiction novel by Jules Verne. The story starts with a comet that touches the Earth in its flight and collects a few small chunks of it. Some forty people of various nations and ages are condemned to a two-year-long journey on the comet. They form a mini-society and coping with the hostile environment of the comet (mostly the cold)...
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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