1920 Scarce Edition - Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.
Author: Jules Verne.
Title: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
Publisher: London and Melbourne, Ward, Lock & Co., Limited., no date (circa 1920).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 5 ".
Pages: 320 pages + catalogue.
Binding: Attractive, and very good full decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Scarce in this cover variant!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, light foxing and staining - as shown, prize bookplate of a previous 1925 owner on the first endpaper - as shown, first endpaper inner hinge slightly worn - as shown).
Illustrations: Illustrated with a beautiful frontis illustration by Henri Austin.
Estimate: (Scarce with practically no other copy available worldwide).
The book: Scarce variant of this Ward and Lock 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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