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Jules Verne
The Master of the World A Tale of Mystery and Marvel
Sampson Low, Marston and Co., Ltd., London, 1914. A scarce first UK edition of Jules Verne's dark science fiction novel. In good order, and a particularly clean copy -this work is notorious for heavy foxing due to the paper used. This is one of the last novels by French pioneer science fiction writer, Jules Verne, and is a sequel to Robur the Conqueror. At the time Verne wrote the novel, his health was failing, and Master of the World is a "black novel," filled with the fear of the coming of tyrants like the novel's villain, Robur, and totalitarianism. With a colourfully illustrated front board and spine, showing the "Terror". With numerous illustrations by Georges Roux. In original pictorial cloth covered binding. Externally, sound with slight shelfwear and bumping to extremities. Slight straining to front hinge. Internally, generally firmly bound. Closed tear to gutter of one page. Generally bright with the odd spot and handling mark, mostly to first and last few pages. Very Good [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Rooke Books PBFA [Bath, United Kingdom]
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