Beautifully Illustrated Edition of Verne's Le Tour du MondeJules Verne. Le Tour du Monde, en Quatre-Vingts Jours. Paris: Editions du Cadran, 1988, 1989.
First edition, thus. Two small folio volumes. 175; 163 pages. Limited to 1,500 sets (of which this copy is number 438) printed on Lana paper with illustrations in their final state. With forty-six color illustrations by Henry Lemarie, including sixteen watercolor reproductions, and thirty camaieu drawings. Text in French.
Full original dark blue morocco with decorative blind-stamped designs. Gilt lettering. Inset color illustrations to front boards. Gilt fillets to turn-ins; silk moiré endpapers. Top edges gilt. Slipcases with marbled design and leather lips. Some very moderate shelf-wear to slipcases. Publisher's tri-fold prospectus laid-in. Near fine condition.
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