(#164620) DICK SANDS: THE BOY CAPTAIN ... Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. Jules Verne.

DICK SANDS: THE BOY CAPTAIN ... Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 743 and 745 Broadway, 1879 [i.e. 1878]. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii] viii-ix [x] [1] 2-486 [487-512: ads], 92 illustrations by Henri Meyer, one inserted map, publisher's pictorial bevel-edged green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in blind, cream coated endpapers. Second (first authorized) U.S. edition. The authorized, profusely illustrated Sampson Low and Charles Scribner editions were preceded by a crude 1878 George Munro piracy. "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. Just a touch of rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, a fine copy with perfect, tight hinges. A lovely copy of a scarce book. (#164620).

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