1915 Rare Book - The Floating Island, or, The Pearl of the Pacific by Jules Verne


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Author : Jules Verne
Title : The Floating Island, or, The Pearl of the Pacific.
Publisher : London, Sampson Low, Marston and Company, no date (circa 1915's)
Language : Text in English
Size : 8 " X 5 "
Pages : 352 pages
Binding : Very good illustrated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright and tight, usual foxing on first 2-3 front and rear pages only, gift note dated 1923 of a previous owner on first endpaper). 
Illustrations : Complete with all the color full page illustrations.


The book : Rare and attractive edition of Propeller Island (French: L'Île à hélice) (also published as The Floating Island, or The Pearl of the Pacific) -- a science fiction novel by French author Jules Verne (1828–1905). It was first published in 1895 as part of the Voyages Extraordinaires. It relates the adventures of a French string quartet in Milliard City, a city on a massive ship in the Pacific Ocean, inhabited entirely by millionaires.

 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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