1918 Rare Book - The Tour of the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne - Rare edition


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Author : Jules Verne
Title : The Tour of the World in Eighty Days.
Publisher : Chicago, M. A. Donohue, no date (circa 1918).
Language : Text in English
Size : 8 " X 5.5 "
Pages : 320 pages
Binding : Very good illustrated full cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Good content (bright and tight, 1918 gift note endpaper, some pages are dog-eared). 


The book : Scarce and attractive edition of Around the World in Eighty Days (French: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours) -- a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (£2,075,400 in 2017) set by his friends at the Reform Club. It is one of Verne's most acclaimed works.

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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