THE STARTLING EXPLOITS OF DR. J. B. QUIES. From the French ... by Mrs. Cashel Hoey and Mr. John Lillie. Paul Celiere.

THE STARTLING EXPLOITS OF DR. J. B. QUIES. From the French ... by Mrs. Cashel Hoey and Mr. John Lillie. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1886. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [ix] x-xi [xii] [1] 2-328 + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "October, 1886" inserted at rear, 120 illustrations by F. Lix, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown, white, black and gold, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear cover, cream coated endpapers, a.e.g. First edition in English. Humorous imaginary voyage novel (mostly the African interior) in imitation of Verne's voyages extraordinaires, the illustrations in the caricaturist tradition of Daumier. No fantastic content to speak of, though the frontispiece has a nice phantasmagorical depiction of a nightmare. Christmas 1886 gift inscription on front free endpaper. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, some spotting and soiling to cloth, mostly rear panel, title page foxed, a tight, good copy. (#168538).

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