DICK SANDS: THE BOY CAPTAIN ... Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. Jules Verne.

DICK SANDS: THE BOY CAPTAIN ... Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street, 1879. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii] viii [1] 2-486 [487: printer's imprint] [488: blank], 92 illustrations by Henri Meyer, one inserted map, original pictorial brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in blind, cream coated endpapers, a.e.g. First British edition. Sampson Low's authorized, fully illustrated edition, published in early December 1878 with title page dated 1879, was preceded by a George Munro piracy published in November 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 rubbed at spine ends and upper corner tips, lower corner tips worn, hairline crack along inner rear hinge which is still holding tight, a very good, attractive copy. (#164621).

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