FOR THE FLAG from the French of Jules Verne by Mrs. Cashel Hoey. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company Limited, 1897. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii] viii  2-312, 41 illustrations by Leon Benett, original brown bevel-edged cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white, tan, black and gold, floral patterned endpapers, a.e.g. First British edition. A translation of FACE AU DRAPEAU (1896). Published the same year in the U.S. as FACING THE FLAG. Use of a scientist's super explosive is rejected by the French government. The inventor joins forces with a pirate who has kidnapped him to obtain the secret. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2242. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 23. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 70. Reginald 14623. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Myers 24. Taves and Michaluk V044. Early owner's name and address on recto of frontispiece. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, a very good copy. (#164627).
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