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    A Scarce Verne Title, with 93 Engraved Plates

    Jules Verne. Dick Sands the Boy Captain. Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. Illustrated. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1879. First fully-illustrated American edition. Octavo. ix, [1], 486, [26, ads] pages. With 93 wood-engraved plates, including the frontispiece, by Henri Meyer, counted in the pagination. Publisher's diagonally-grained crimson cloth, elaborately stamped in gilt and black on the spine and front cover. Pale yellow endpapers. Light shelf wear to the boards. Rubbing to spine ends and corners. A near fine copy of a beautifully-produced and illustrated book, and a scarce Verne title.

    More Information: With many more illustrations than the 323-page 1878 edition published in New York by George Munro, and in a striking gilt-pictorial binding as opposed to the plain cloth of the earlier edition. There was an English edition first published in 1879, with the same collation as this one.

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    April, 2013
    10th Wednesday
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