(#173592) A JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH, CONTAINING A COMPLETE ACCOUNT OF THE WONDERFUL AND THRILLING ADVENTURES OF THE INTREPID SUBTERRANEAN EXPLORERS, PROF. VON HARDWIGG, HIS NEPHEW HARRY, AND THEIR ICELANDIC GUIDE, HANS BJELKE. Jules Verne.
A JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH, CONTAINING A COMPLETE ACCOUNT OF THE WONDERFUL AND THRILLING ADVENTURES OF THE INTREPID SUBTERRANEAN EXPLORERS, PROF. VON HARDWIGG, HIS NEPHEW HARRY, AND THEIR ICELANDIC GUIDE, HANS BJELKE...

A JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH, CONTAINING A COMPLETE ACCOUNT OF THE WONDERFUL AND THRILLING ADVENTURES OF THE INTREPID SUBTERRANEAN EXPLORERS, PROF. VON HARDWIGG, HIS NEPHEW HARRY, AND THEIR ICELANDIC GUIDE, HANS BJELKE. Boston: Henry L. Shepard & Co., No. 31 Hawley Street, n.d. [1874]. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv-vi [vii-viii] 9-294 [295-296: blank], flyleaves at front and rear, title page vignette and 15 inserted plates with illustrations by Riou, publisher's pictorial green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, brown coated endpapers. Unauthorized U.S. edition, a piracy of the 1874 (i.e. 1873) Scribner, Armstrong edition. Presumed early copy with "H. L. Shepard Co." at the foot of the spine panel. Perhaps the first edition of this book to be printed in the U.S. The earliest edition published by Scribner, Armstrong was printed from the plates of the 1872 Sampson Low edition. Translation of VOYAGE AU CENTRE DE LA TERRE (1864). Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 1-94 and (2004) II-1182. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 47. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2228. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 766. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1102-05. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 16. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 199. Reginald 14630. Taves and Michaluk V002. This edition not recorded by Myers. Cloth worn and frayed with shallow loss at spine ends and corner tips, some rubbing to cloth along outer joints and fore-edges, rear panel a bit rubbed and a bit soiled, a tight, clean, good copy with bright cover stamping. (#173592).

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