A Voyage Round the World In Search of he Castaways: A Romantic Narrative of the Loss of Captain Grant of the Brig Britannia and of the Adventures of the Children and Friends in his Discovery and Rescue

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Author: Verne, Jules Gabriel (1828-1905)

Year: 1873

Publisher: J B Lippincott Company

Place: Philadelphia


[2 blanks]+620+[4, ads]+[2, blank] pages. with pictorial title and illustrated with 170 engravings. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's full brick cloth, spine and front stamped in gilt and black; all edges trimmed and gilt. (Taves &Michaluk V005) First American edition (and first edition in English).

This was Verne's fifth book, originally published in French in 1867 as Les Enfants du Captain Grant. It is one of the few of Verne's works that Sampson Low never published in England. This volume contains all three parts of the tale; later these were usually published separately, either as Voyage Round the World, or as The Mysterious Document/On the Track and Among the Cannibals. This rare copy with all page edges gilt, one of very few known of. In fact there were very few American editions of any Verne title that was available with all edges gilt.


Rear hinge beginning but still sound; couple of previous owner signatures and one label to front flyleaf; faint, marginal spot- and thumb-soiling scattered throughout else a near fine copy.

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