1910 Rare Illustrated Book - Dropped from the Clouds being the first part of The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne


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Author : Jules Verne
Title :  Dropped from the Clouds (Mysterious Island Part I)
Publisher : London, Sampson Low, Marston and Company, no date (circa 1910). Twenty-eighth thousand.
Language : Text in English
Size : 8 " X 5.5 "
Pages : 310 pages
Binding : Good and attractive illustrated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Fair to Good content (inner binding weak but still tight, usual foxing throughout - as shown, prize label dated 1910 on first endpaper)  
Illustrations : Illustrated with full page illustrations.


The book : Rare and still attractive edition of Dropped from the Clouds (the first part of Jules Verne trilogy of the Mysterious Island).

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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