DescriptionJules Verne. An Antarctic Mystery. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1899.
First American edition. Octavo. 336 pages. Seventeen plates by Roux.
Original maroon cloth with a color vignette of an ice-bound ship on the front board and titles in silver and black on the front board and spine. Spine faded and foxed affecting a narrow line on the front board, else externally with light shelf wear. Internally sound with contemporary ownership signature on the front pastedown and bibliographical notes in pencil on the rear endpaper. A sound copy in very good condition. First published in France in 1877 under the name Le Sphinx des Glaces or the Sphinx of the Ice Fields.
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