1909 Rare Book - JULES VERNE, The Adventures of Captain Hatteras. The English at the North Pole and The Ice Desert.
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Author: Jules Verne. (Henry Austin, illustrator).
Title: The Adventures of Captain Hatteras, Containing 'The English at the North Pole' and 'The Ice Desert'.
Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co., no date (1909).
Language: Text in English.
Size : 8 " X 5.5 "
Pages: Volume one has 248 pages & volume two has 223 pages (2 volumes bound together).
Binding: Attractive and very good full decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Good content (tight, foxing to preliminary and last pages - has shown, gift note of a previous 1909 owner on the first blank - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with nice frontispiece illustrations to both volumes.
The book: Rare and attractive edition of The Adventures of Captain Hatteras (French: Voyages et aventures du capitaine Hatteras) -- an adventure novel by Jules Verne in two parts: The English at the North Pole (French: Les Anglais au pôle nord) and The desert of ice (French: Le Désert de glace).
The novel was published for the first time in 1864. The definitive version from 1866 was included into 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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