1899 Scarce Edition - JULES VERNE - The English at the North Pole.
Author: Jules Verne.
Title: The English at the North Pole.
Publisher: London (Manchester and New York), George Routledge and Sons, Limited, no date (circa 1899).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5.5 "
Pages: 254 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good full decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in any condition!
Content: Good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining - as shown, light staining on pages 106-107 - as shown, Sunday School bookplate dated 1899 on the first endpaper - as shown).
Estimate: (Scarce with practically no other copy of this binding variant available worldwide).
The book: Scarce in this binding and attractive edition of the first part of The Adventures of Captain Hatteras -- The novel was published for the first time in 1864. The definitive version from 1866 was included in the Voyages Extraordinaires series (The Extraordinary Voyages). Although it was the first book of the series it was labeled as number two. Three of Verne's books from 1863-65 (Five Weeks in a Balloon, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and From the Earth to the Moon) were added into the series retroactively. Captain Hatteras shows many similarities with British explorer John Franklin.
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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