THE GIANT RAFT. (PART I.) EIGHT HUNDRED LEAGUES ON THE AMAZON ... Translated by W. J. Gordon [with] THE GIANT RAFT. (PART II.) THE CRYPTOGRAM ... Translated by W. J. Gordon. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881-1882. Octavo, two volumes: pp. [i-v] vi [vii] viii  2-244 + 16-page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear; [i-v] vi [vii] viii [1-3] 4-254 + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "Fall of 1882" inserted at rear, flyleaves at front and rear of both volumes, 43 inserted plates with illustrations by Leon Benett and inserted folding map in part I, 36 inserted plates with illustrations by Leon Benett and inserted folding map in part II, original pictorial bevel-edged brown (part I) and green (part II) cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, cream endpapers in both volumes. First American hardcover editions. The Scribner editions utilized the plates of the 1881-1882 Sampson Low editions. A translation of LA JANGADA: HUIT CENTS LIEUES SUR L'AMAZONE (1881). Adventure novel comprising a narrative of an 800-league voyage down the Amazon River on a giant raft 1000 feet long and 60 feet wide comprising a floating village and a crew of eighty. Bleiler (1948), p. 274. Myers 28. Taves and Michaluk V022. Early owner's name and address in pencil and their small ownership stamp on the front free endpaper of part II. Spine ends and corner tips of both volumes lightly worn, bright, very good copies with tight inner hinges. (#164630).
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