Five Weeks in a Balloon, A Voyage of Exploration and Discovery in Central Africa by Jules Verne
A scarce second illustrated edition published by Sampson Low of Five Weeks in a Balloon. The first UK edition was published by Chapman and Hall. With sixty four black and white illustrations throughout the text.
Original red cloth illustrated boards with gilt lettering. Slight lean to the book. Corners bumped, and shelfwear. Wear and fading of the spine ends and edges. Dent on the rear board edge. All edges gilt. Inner hinge is beginning to crack. Endpages are grubby with 2cm tear to the front free page. Tiny booksellers stamp on the front pastedown. Inscription removed from the rear of the frontis with remaining small hole. Intact tissue guard of frontis illustration with small hinge tear. Stains on page 178/9 otherwise contents are generally clean. 8vo 352pp with 48 pages of publishers advertisements at the rear.
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