(#173589) THE TOUR OF THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. Jules Verne.
THE TOUR OF THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS ...

THE TOUR OF THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1873. Small octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii] [9] 10-291 [292: blank], fly leaves at front and rear, frontispiece (illustration of "Le Saint Michel") conjunct with title leaf, title page printed in red and black, publisher's pictorial brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, rear panel stamped in blind, slate coated endpapers, all edges stained red. First edition in English. Verne's most popular novel. A translation (uncredited in this edition, but by George M. Towle) of LE TOUR DU MONDE EN QUATRE-VINGTS JOURS (1873). This edition, the first printed in the U.S., apparently preceded Osgood's 1873 AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS printed in London by Gilbert and Rivington from the plates of the British Sampson Low edition. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-154 and (1981) 1-165. Clareson, Science-Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 762. Reginald 14648. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Myers 54. Taves and Michaluk V011. Binding slightly leaned, cloth rubbed at head and tail of spine panel and corners, small paper defect on the front flyleaf, a very good copy. A bright, attractive copy. (#173589).

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