1896 Rare Jules Verne - Meridiana - Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa.
Author: Jules Verne. (Ellen E. Frewer, translator).
Title: The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa with Numerous Illustrations.
Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1896. New edition (stated).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 " .
Pages: viii- 232 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good full blue 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 light foxing and staining - as shown, name of a previous owner on the first endpaper).
Illustrations: Including 50 very nice full-page illustrations.
The book: Rare and attractive early illustrated edition of The Adventures of Three Russians and Three Englishmen in South Africa (French: Aventures de trois Russes et de trois Anglais dans l'Afrique australe) -- a novel by Jules Verne published in 1872. Three Russian and three English scientists depart to South Africa to measure the 24th meridian east. As their mission is proceeding, the Crimean war breaks out, and the members of the expedition find themselves citizens of enemy countries. This novel can be found under alternate titles such as "Adventures in the Land of the Behemoth," "Measuring a Meridian" and "Meridiana or Adventures in South Africa."
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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