THE MASTER OF THE WORLD: A TALE OF MYSTERY AND MARVEL. Jules Verne.

THE MASTER OF THE WORLD: A TALE OF MYSTERY AND MARVEL. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co., Ltd., n.d. [1914]. Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-317 [318, blank] [319, printer's imprint] [320, blank], 30 inserted illustrations, original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in gray, yellow, orange, light blue, dark blue and black, spine panel stamped in gray, yellow, orange, light blue, black and gold. First British edition. The return of Robur who first appeared in ROBUR LE CONQUERANT (1886). The translation of this British edition differs from the translation used for the first U.S. edition, published in 1911 as part of the fifteen volume WORKS OF JULES VERNE. According to Taves and Michaluk the British translation (by Cranstoun Metcalfe) is a "more faithful translation." The two novels featuring Robur were the basis for Richard Matheson’s screenplay for MASTER OF THE WORLD, a 1961 film starring Vincent Price as the aerial anarchist. Taves and Michaluk V054. Top edge of text block dusty, some light rubbing to cloth at edges, a nearly fine copy. A sharp copy of a scarce book. (#136707).

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