(#173605) THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND: THE SECRET OF THE ISLAND ... Translated from the French by W. H. G. Kingston. Jules Verne.
THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND: THE SECRET OF THE ISLAND ... Translated from the French by W. H. G. Kingston.

THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND: THE SECRET OF THE ISLAND ... Translated from the French by W. H. G. Kingston. New York: Scribner, Armstrong, & Co., 743-745 Broadway, 1876. Octavo, pp. [i-ii] [i-iii] iv-vi [vii] viii [1] 2-299 [300: ads], fly leaves at front and rear, illustrations by J. Ferat, publisher's pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in blind, yellow endpapers. First U.S. edition, first printing. A Robinsonade intended by Verne to be a sequel to TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS (1870) and IN SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYS (1867-1868). In THE SECRET OF THE ISLAND Captain Nemo dies of old age and is entombed in the Nautilus. In September 1875 Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle published THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND in three volumes subtitled DROPPED FROM THE CLOUDS, ABANDONED and THE SECRET OF THE ISLAND. In November 1875 Scribner, Armstrong brought out their uniform three-volume edition which was printed in Boston using Sampson Low plates. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2234. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 767. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 19. Bleiler (1978), p. 199. Reginald 14634. Myers 42. Taves and Michaluk V013. 1878 gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Just a hint of rubbing at head and tail of spine panel and corners, a fine, bright copy. A lovely copy of an uncommon book. (#173605).

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