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Author Name:    Verne, Jules, from the Original Notes of Dr. Ferguson; "William Lackland" (transl.)

Title:   Five Weeks in a Balloon; or, Journeys and Discoveries in Africa by Three Englishmen [2nd American Edition - Illustrated]

Binding:   Decorative Cloth

Book Condition:   VG+

Jacket Condition:   Not Issued

Type:   Book

Edition:   2nd Edition

Size:   12mo - over 6" - 7" tall

Publisher:   Boston James R. Osgood and Co. 1873

Seller ID:   036266

Original rust-brown cloth variant (also issued at least in green and blue), decorated and lettered in gilt and black. [ii],345 pp., 48 heliotype illus. (of 80 published in the original 1863 French edition) on 12 plates. Modest shelf wear, lightly rubbed corners and spine extremities. Text block edges somewhat toned by age. Former owner's name stamp on front blank following flyleaf and on blank recto of frontis. Light foxing to several early and late leaves, interior otherwise clean and intact. Firm binding. First fully illustrated American edition, 2nd American edition overall, preceded by Appleton (1869), and the 1870 Chapman & Hall (British) edition with 64 illus. Taves & Michaluk V001; Myers 20. A quite decently preserved example, solid VG, of a scarce issue.


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