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    The Rare First American Edition of Verne's
    Journey to the Centre of the Earth

    Jules Verne. A Journey to the Centre of the Earth. New York: Scribner Armstrong And Co., 1874. First American edition. Octavo. viii, 384 pages. Complete with fifty-two wood-engraved plates after Édouard Riou and included in the pagination. Publisher's red cloth pictorially stamped in black and gilt, rebacked to style, preserving the original spine. Some light shelfwear and corners slightly bumped, later endleaves. Slightly skewed. A bright, very good copy.
    Although it was first published in French in 1864, this first English edition of one of Jules Verne's most beloved works did not appear until 1872; despite its imprint date, this first American edition was actually published the following year, in November 1873. This is a handsome copy complete with the evocative woodcut illustrations after drawings by Édouard Riou.
    Myers 35. Taves and Michaluk V002.


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