FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON; OR, JOURNEYS AND DISCOVERIES IN AFRICA BY THREE ENGLISHMEN. Compiled in French by Jules Verne, from the Original Notes of Dr. Ferguson; and Done into English by "William Lackland."

Verne, Jules

Edité par James R. Osgood and Company, late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1873
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12mo, pp. [1-2] [1-3] 4-8 [8a-8b] [9] 10-345 [346-348: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], 48 illustrations by Riou reproduced by Heliotype on twelve inserted plates, each with tissue guard, original pictorial brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and black, rear panel stamped in blind, brown coated endpapers. First printing of the second U.S. edition. Verne's first book, first published in Paris by Hetzel in 1863 as CINQ SEMAINES EN BALLOON: VOYAGES DE DECOUVERTES EN AFRIQUE. ".the first of Verne's voyages extraordinaires, this tale established the conventions which he employed throughout his fiction." - Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 764. Osgood's edition, first published in 1873, was preceded by Appleton's 1869 edition. In contrast to Appleton's more modest edition with six inserted plates, the Osgood edition featured an elaborately stamped pictorial binding and 48 stunning illustrations by Riou reproduced by the Heliotype process on twelve inserted plates. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-148 and (1981) 1-160. Bleiler (1948), p. 24. Reginald 14618. Myers 20. Taves and Michaluk V001. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, hairline crack along inner rear hinge, but a tight, near fine copy with bright cover stamping. The most fully illustrated early American edition of this seminal novel and perhaps the most beautiful of the English-language editions of Verne's books. All three printings (the second and third dated 1874 and 1875 respectively) of this edition are uncommon, especially in this condition. (#96589). N° de réf. du libraire

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Titre : FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON; OR, JOURNEYS AND ...
Éditeur : James R. Osgood and Company, late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co.
Date d'édition : 1873

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Verne, Jules
Edité par American Publishers Corporation, New York (1880)
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Description du livre American Publishers Corporation, New York, 1880. Hardcover. État : Good+. Etat de la jaquette : No Dust Jacket. Decorative rust cloth binding rubbed at extremities & slighty cocked; backstrip a wee bit sunned; boards scuffed; hinges cracked; leaf edges brittle & a few, chipped; small gouged hole to one leaf; leaf edges, paste-downs & endpapers foxed, else a solid, clean copy. No dj. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 345 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 47305

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Verne, Jules
Edité par Wm L Allison, New York (1890)
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Description du livre Wm L Allison, New York, 1890. Hardcover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : No Dust Jacket. Reprint. Hinges started, toned, long tear across page 35/36, nibbles in bottom margin page 113/114, later owner's emboss on title page, otherwise light wear. Still serviceable and solid hardcover. ; Undated edition, circa 1890s. Not illustrated, despite mention on title page. William L Allison Company existed 1869-1892, and 1894-1900. Allison did publish this reprint using new plates with some corrections, not reusing those from the Appleton/Osgood/Hurst editions. An uncommon nineteenth-century Verne reprint, not listed in Edward and Judith Myers; Jules Verne: A Collector's Bibliography of First Editions & Printings in English. ; 267 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 11297

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Verne, Jules
Edité par D. Appleton: NY (1869)
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Description du livre D. Appleton: NY, 1869. 8 x 5", cloth, 345pp, frontispiece, five plates, 12 page publisher's catalog, blue pebbled cloth w/gilt device of elephant towing balloon on front board, 8 works listed in "New Works", backstrip missing, covers detached, light foxing to page margins, a few leaves dogeared, closed tear to frontispiece, a couple plates loose, unknown binding (but consistant to first edition in size, design, etc), poor condition but FIRST EDITION OF AUTHOR'S FIRST WORK IN ENGLISH. N° de réf. du libraire 96-7026

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