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Five Weeks in a Balloon; or, Journeys and Discoveries in Africa By Three Englishmen
James R. Osgood & Co., Boston 1873 - Boston: James R. Osgood & Co., 1873. Somewhat worn but complete copy of this classic travel adventure tale by Verne, originally published in French. First printing of the second American edition, illustrated with 48 heliotype illustrations printed four to a page. This copy has one of the twelve pages of illustrations absent, the one with illustrations numberd 25-28. Original reddish brown cloth lettered and extensively decorated in gilt and black, matte brown endpapers, 345 pages. Edges rubbed with some chipping to the spine ends, good hinges, one gathering partially pulled but not detached, binder's cloth visible between some other gatherings, light dampstains to the lower inside corners of the plates (ending about 1.5 inches from the bottom), more dampstaining to frontis, with about a third of it affected, all tissue protectors intact and unstained, text pages also not stained (the plates had to have been exposed to moisture before binding rather than after), pages lightly age-toned but clean with a couple of instances of minor finger soil, pencil notation dated 1873 on preliminary blank. Hard Cover. Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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