A FLOATING CITY, AND THE BLOCKADE RUNNERS. Jules Verne.
A FLOATING CITY, AND THE BLOCKADE RUNNERS ...

A FLOATING CITY, AND THE BLOCKADE RUNNERS. New York: Scribner, Armstrong, & Co., 1874. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv [1] 2-286 [287-288: blank leaf (leaf T8)excised by binder] + [8]-page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear [note: single leaf printed on recto only headed "Jules Verne's Works. / The Authorized Editions" inserted after title leaf], fly leaves at front and rear, 42 inserted plates with illustrations by J. Ferat, original pictorial bevel-edged green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and black, rear panel ruled in blind, yellow coated endpapers. First U.S. edition. A translation of UNE VILLE FLOTTANTE SUIVI DES FORCEURS DE BLOCUS (1871). Verne's short novel, "A Floating City," was inspired by his voyage to America in 1867 aboard The Great Eastern. "The Blockade Runners" is a short romance set during the American Civil War. Bleiler (1978), p. 199. Reginald 12641. Myers 22. Taves and Michaluk V008. Private owner's bookplate affixed to the front paste-down. Touch of wear at spine ends and corner tips, a bright, tight, nearly fine copy. A lovely copy. (#164623).

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