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A'archipel En Feu (archipelago On Fire)
Collection Hetzel 0, Paris, France - B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is one of the grand octavo" (large 8vo) volumes of the Collection Hetzel in the "Volume Simple : Cartonnage aux feuilles d'acanthe - Rouge". ( illustrated, ornamented edition with acanthus leaves and a red circle surrounding the gilt lettering of the title on the front cover). The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. There are several small patches of light, but noticeable rubbing to the front cover. The spine of the book has some generalized fading. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, with some generalized light toning. This book is illustrated throughout with both black and white and three color illustrations. "The Lycée Royal in Nantes (now the Lycée Georges-Clemenceau) , where Jules Verne studied. In 1840, the Vernes moved again to a large apartment at No. 6 Rue Jean-Jacques-Rousseau, where the family's youngest child, Marie, was born in 1842. In the same year Verne entered another religious school, the Petit Séminaire de Saint-Donatien, as a lay student. His unfinished novel Un prêtre en 1839 (A Priest in 1839) , written in his teens and the earliest of his prose works to survive, describes the seminary in disparaging terms. From 1844 to 1846, Verne and his brother were enrolled in the Lycée Royal (now the Lycée Georges-Clemenceau) in Nantes. After finishing classes in rhetoric and philosophy, he took the baccalauréat at Rennes and received the grade "Fairly good" on 29 July 1846." [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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