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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas; or, The marvellous and exciting adventures of Pierre Aronnax, Conseil his servant, and Ned Land, a Canadian harpooner. Translated from the French. One hundred and ten illustrations.
Boston: Geo. M. Smith & Co. (Edition of James R. Osgood & Co.) Sold only by subscription. 1873 - Front., plates; sl. foxing to prelims. Orig. green pictorial cloth, blocked & lettered in black & gilt; spine sl. worn at tail, and carefully repaired. Booklabel of Christopher C. Geest. a.e.g. Overall a v.g. copy. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers, 1870. The first English edition was published November 1872. The first American edition was published by Osgood & Co. (Boston) also in late 1872, and immediately reissued by George Smith. The first Osgood printing (with a jellyfish design on front board) is exceptionally scarce, the suggestion being that most copies were destroyed in a warehouse fire prior to distribution. This copy has all edges gilt; less common than the plain version. This Smith re-issue not listed in JVE V006. Myers 56. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers]
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