1905 Rare Book - Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.
Author: Jules Verne.
Title: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co., no date (circa 1905's).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8 " X 5.5 ".
Pages: 146-185 pages + catalogue.
Binding: Attractive and very good, near fine, full decorated cloth binding in the blue variant (hinges fine) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good, near fine content (bright, tight and clean, antique book prize label dated 1905 on the first endpaper - as shown, some light foxing - as shown).
Illustrations: Illustrated by Henri Austin with 2 beautiful frontis illustrations (complete).
The book: Rare and very attractive Ward, Lock & Co blue variant edition of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers: Tour du monde sous-marin) the classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. The book was highly acclaimed when released and still is now; it is regarded as one of the premiere adventure novels and one of Verne's greatest works, along with Around the World in Eighty Days and Journey to the Center of the Earth. The description of Nemo's ship, called the Nautilus, was considered ahead of its time, as it accurately describes features on submarines, which at the time were very primitive vessels.
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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