JULES VERNE: A BIOGRAPHY... Translated and Adapted by Roger Greaves. New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, . Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-x] xi-xii [xiii-xiv] 1-245 [246-248: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], illustrations, cloth-backed boards. First U.S. edition. Verne destroyed his personal files in 1898, but his grandson made inspired use of letters and the memoirs of Verne's contemporaries to produce an interesting, informal, and personal biography. Includes a checklist of works by and about Verne. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 10-153. A fine copy in fine dust jacket with touch of rubbing at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips. (#72976).