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Verne (Jules)

The Master of the World. A Tale of Mystery and Marvel.

      Sampson Low Marston & Co 1914 - FIRST ENGLISH BOOK-FORM EDITION, 30 plates, a neat early pen scribble to half-title and front endpapers, one plate and facing page with a small stain, a little light foxing to edges, pp. 317, [3], 8vo, original green cloth, pictorial spine and front board blocked in colour, spine also lettered in gilt (dulled), a little rubbed (causing slight loss to colouring on front board), spots of wear to joint ends and a short split at head of spine, good One of Verne’s last novels - originally published in French in 1904, it was only followed by ‘Invasion of the Sea’ before the author’s death in March 1905. A poor-quality anonymous translation was included as part of a 1911 New York set of Verne’s works, and then this much better translation (also anonymous, but by Cranstoun Metcalfe) was serialised in the Boy’s Own Paper before this first publication in book format. The cover departs from the traditional black-and-gilt pictorial blocking style of earlier Verne translations with a dramatic colour gradient. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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