DICK SAND; OR, A CAPTAIN AT FIFTEEN. A NOVEL. New York: George Munro, Publisher, 17 to 27 Vandewater Street, 1878. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi  10-323 [324: blank] [i]-ii: ads [note: text complete despite gap in pagination], fly leaves at front and rear, twenty inserted plates including one map, original green pebbled cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, cream endpapers. First edition in English. Published in France as UN CAPITAINE DE QUINZE ANS (1878). This George Munro piracy, published in November 1878, preceded the fully illustrated, authorized Sampson Low and Charles Scribner editions, both dated 1879 on their title pages, but both published in December 1878. "DICK SANDS: THE BOY CAPTAIN is a classic children's novel, with a strong plot and plenty of action. Some of its descriptive passages are excellent, and many of them are instructive. The bits relating to equatorial Africa and the slave trade are scrupulously (and dreadfully) accurate, as Verne makes sure to indicate by giving his sources and by quoting an extract from an account of the travels of Cameron." - Jules-Verne, Jules Verne, p. 138. Myers 15. Taves and Michaluk V018. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, some rubbing along outer joints and fore-edges, some scuffing and spotting to cloth, a sound, good copy. (#164619).
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