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Le secret de W. Storitz. Hier et demain. Contes et nouvelles.
First edition collective illustrated, and only edition made for this title. Illustrations by Roux georges, with 30 inset, some in chromolithography.Editor's cartonnage says "At the fan to an elephant". Title in the fan. Back to the lighthouse. Second flat type Engel i with the monogram JH in straight letters in the center of the rose.Superb first board, with gleaming gold, without flaw. Back very well, with clean gold, with the upper cap bearing traces of friction, idem tail; area of ​​the sky in the vignette at the lighthouse slightly dirty. Second very beautiful dish with three micro spots of water. Slight rubbing at the end of the corners (straight and pointed). Volume a little warped, and gutters at the place of the cover sheets with some accidents.Very nice copy, particularly fresh and totally freckles.A science fiction novel in which a character, Storitz has the power to make himself invisible by drinking a drink. The work seems to have been first written the same year as the publication of Wells' novel: The Invisible Man . Verne died without having the time to see this edition that Hetzel delayed because he intended the book to a more adult public. Yesterday and tomorrow is composed of 6 news in the dark tone. Hetzel Paris 1910 Grd. in-8 (18,5x28,2cm) 219pp. ; 246pp. relié
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