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Verne, Jules
The Mysterious Island Trilogy: Dropped From the Clouds, Abandoned, and The Secret of the Island.
Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, London, 1875. First editions in English of each volume in Jules Verne's The Mysterious Island trilogy. Octavo, three volumes in the original publisher's pictorial cloth, all edges gilt, illustrated with engravings including tissue-guarded frontispieces. Translated from the French by W.H.G. Kingston. Each volume is in very good condition. Ownership inscriptions. A very sharp set. Verne's The Mysterious Island is a crossover sequel to Verne's famous Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and In Search of the Castaways, though its themes are vastly different from those books. An early draft of the novel, initially rejected by Verne's publisher and wholly reconceived before publication, was titled Shipwrecked Family: Marooned with Uncle Robinson, seen as indicating the influence of the novels Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson. The trilogy was adapted several times for film. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]

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