1891 Rare Jules Verne early Edition - BURBANK THE NORTHERNER. A Tale of the American Civil War
Author : Jules Verne.
Title : North Against South Part 1: Burbank the Northerner. A Tale of the American Civil War. Illustrated.
Publisher : London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1891.
Language : Text in English
Size : 7.5 " X 5 "
Pages : 173 pages.
Binding : Attractive and very good 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, rare foxing and staining.)
Illustrations : Complete with the frontispiece portrait and all the 13 full page illustrations.
Estimate : (USD 150 - USD 300)
The book : Rare and attractive early edition of the first part of Texar's Revenge, or, North Against South (French: Nord contre Sud) -- the full title of the English translation of the novel written by the French science-fiction author Jules Verne, and centers on the story of James Burbank, an antislavery northerner living near Jacksonville, Florida, and Texar, a pro-slavery southerner who holds a vendetta against Burbank. Originally published in France in 1887, the book received a tepid reaction upon its release in the United States, partly because of Verne's inexpertise regarding some details of the American Civil War, and has since fallen into obscurity compared to many of Verne's other works.
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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