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The Exploration of the World by Jules Verne


First edition

Published by Sampson Low & Co, London 1879

1 in stock


Celebrated Travels and Travellers, The Exploration of the World by Jules Verne

A rare first UK edition of The Exploration of the World translated from the French by Dora Leigh. With 50 illustrations by L. Benett and P. Philippoteaux, and 50 facsimile of ancient drawings.

Original red brick boards with gilt lettering and black illustrations. Markings and light wear to the boards with bumped/worn corners. Spine is rumpled with wear to the spine ends. Fraying, splitting and tiny holes on the spine hinges. Clean end papers with lightly split hinge. Intact tissue guard on frontis illustration. Split and weak hinge in places. Contents are generally clean with a few marks. Section of the contents, 193-223 pp with one hinge/staple loose. 432 pp with 32 pages of advertisements. 8vo.

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