(#173599) THE FUR COUNTRY; OR, SEVENTY DEGREES NORTH LATITUDE. Translated from the French of Jules Verne. By N. d'Anvers. Jules Verne.

THE FUR COUNTRY; OR, SEVENTY DEGREES NORTH LATITUDE. Translated from the French of Jules Verne. By N. d'Anvers. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, Late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1874. Octavo, pp. [i-ix] x [xi] xii-xiii [xiv-xvi] [1] 2-334 [335-336: blank], flyleaf at front, 100 inserted plates with illustrations by Ferat plus a small illustration, also by Ferat, used as a tailpiece on page 334, publisher's pictorial brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in blind, brown coated endpapers. First U.S. edition. This edition printed for Osgood by Welch, Bigelow & Co. of Cambridge, Mass. from corrected plates used earlier for the British Sampson Low edition (example, page 334, line 1 up and line 6 up correcting "twenty-six" to "thirty-six"). Translation of LA PAYS DES FOURRURES (1873) by Mrs. Arthur Bell using the pseudonym N. d'Anvers. An iceberg on which the Hudson Bay Company has established an outpost is shaken loose from the mainland by an earthquake. The iceberg, topped by five feet of soil, is a replica of the world itself, with plants and trees, a village, even a small lake, and, as the iceberg drifts, it gradually disintegrates, finally breaking up in the Bering Sea, just after its inhabitants have been rescued. According to Kenneth Allott, the book is a parable of Verne's own insecurity and anxiety during the years 1870-1871. Myers 27. Taves and Michaluk V010. Cloth worn with some mild fraying at upper spine end, lower spine end worn and frayed with old repair, hairline crack along inner front hinge which is still holding tight, a tight, very good copy. (#173599).

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