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HANDSOME ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPH OF THE RENOWNED AUTHOR AND WITH THE AUTHOR’S CALLING CARD WITH LONG AUTOGRAPH NOTE IN FRENCH, SIGNED AND DATED BY JULES VERNE
France: not published, Oct. [18]97. A fine late nineteenth century black and white “woodbury process” photograph from 1877 of the author in formal profile. The photograph is ovular and tipped onto a contemporary cream paper backing featuring an engraved ovular border for the photograph and with JULES VERNE handsomely printed below. Presented with the photograph is the author’s calling card with his name printed in the center. On the card Verne has written in French a friendly note in response to a previous correspondence. The card is dated October ‘97 and is neatly signed by the author. Ovular photograph measures approximately 4.5 by 3.5 inches on a decorative backing approximately 8 by 6.75 inches, calling card approximately 3.5 by 2.25 inches., All handsomely mounted together under grey board with beveled edges, glazed and in a wide antique heavily-gilded wooden frame for a total presentation measuring over 16 by 12 inches. The photograph and calling card are both beautifully fresh and fine with no wear. The antique frame with some chipping to the gilt but still very sturdy and handsome. A DELIGHTFUL TREAT FOR ANY LOVER OF THE WORKS OF JULES VERNE. Verne is perhaps unique in the annuals of literature for his fantastical combination of imagination, humor, wit and surprisingly accurate prophetic visions. In his famed science fiction novels, such as FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON and TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA, he predicted such things as nuclear powered submarines, an American space launch to the Moon taking place from central Florida and various other imaginative forms of powered aviation. His many novels were all originally written and published in French but were so internationally popular and well received that American and English translations were almost instantaneously produced. His light hearted approach, often even to serious subjects, and rollicking style of prose have insured the popularity of his novels for generations.
      [Bookseller: Buddenbrooks, Inc.]
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