347
347
Verne, Jules
TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS. BOSTON: JAMES R. OSGOOD AND COMPANY, 1873
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
347
Verne, Jules
TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS. BOSTON: JAMES R. OSGOOD AND COMPANY, 1873
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 3,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Fine Books & Manuscripts

|
New York

Verne, Jules
TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS. BOSTON: JAMES R. OSGOOD AND COMPANY, 1873
8vo (8 x 5 1/2 in.; 202 x 137 mm). Frontispiece with tissue-guard, illustrated with steel engraved plates throughout; marginal foxing. Original green cloth decorated in gilt and black, with jellyfish motif in gilt in the central medallion, coated brown endpapers; hinges, head, and foot of spine rubbed with wear leading to fraying.
Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Literature

Taves & Michaluk V006; Myers, 56

Catalogue Note

FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. This edition varies from the more common George M. Smith subscription issue in the following regards: jellyfish vignette on the cover; the final "s" in "Seas" lacking from the title on the cover and spine; "THE END" in unbroken type following the final paragraph; identical collation as in the Sampson Low first English edition. Few copies of this, the true first American edition, are known to exist, the consensus being that most were destroyed in the Great Boston Fire, which occurred in the same month as publication.

Fine Books & Manuscripts

|
New York