(#173582) FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON; OR, JOURNEYS AND DISCOVERIES IN AFRICA BY THREE ENGLISHMEN. Compiled in French by Jules Verne, from the Original Notes of Dr. Ferguson; and Done into English by 'William Lackland." Jules Verne.
FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON; OR, JOURNEYS AND DISCOVERIES IN AFRICA BY THREE ENGLISHMEN. Compiled in French by Jules Verne, from the Original Notes of Dr. Ferguson; and Done into English by 'William Lackland."

FIVE WEEKS IN A BALLOON; OR, JOURNEYS AND DISCOVERIES IN AFRICA BY THREE ENGLISHMEN. Compiled in French by Jules Verne, from the Original Notes of Dr. Ferguson; and Done into English by 'William Lackland." New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1869. 12mo, pp. [1-2] [1-3] 4-345 [346: blank] [1] 2-9 [10-12]: ads (last six leaves of gathering 15), fly leaves at front and rear, six inserted plates, publisher's pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, yellow coated endpapers. First edition in English. Variant (priority, if any, unknown) with eight titles listed under "new publications" on pages [11-12] of advertisements at rear. Verne's first book, first published in Paris by Hetzel in 1863 as CINQ SEMAINES EN BALLOON: VOYAGES DE DECOUVERTES EN AFRIQUE. "... the first of Verne's voyages extraordinaires, this tale established the conventions which he employed throughout his fiction." - Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 764. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-148 and (1981) 1-160. Bleiler (1948), p. 24. Reginald 14618. Myers 20. Taves and Michaluk V001. Spine lean, cloth worn at spine ends, corners and along outer joints, rubbed, and scuffed, a sound copy with clean interior. (#173582).

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