1900 Rare Book - The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa by Jules Verne

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Author : Jules Verne
Title : The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa.
Publisher : London, Sampson Low, Marston and Company, no date (circa 1900's).The author's illustrated edition.
Language : Text in English
Size : 8 " X 5.5 "
Pages : 232 pages + adds
Binding : Attractive and very good full decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, some foxing and staining). 
Illustrations : Including a nice color frontis and full page illustrations.

The book : Rare and attractive 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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