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    Rare First American Edition of Verne's Classic

    Jules Verne. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1873. The true first American edition. One of only a small number of copies extant (perhaps fifty copies or less). Octavo. viii, 303 (with "The End" on page 303). With 109 full-page plates inserted throughout, including two maps. Publisher's variant full brown cloth with front cover ruled in black and gilt. Paneled in gilt and lettered in black with gilt borders, with centered gilt device of jellyfish. Spine decoratively stamped in gilt and black, with the misprint "Sea" instead of "Seas." Chocolate colored endleaves. Binding worn and soiled, with tears to spine, spine ends perished, hinges starting, text heavily shaken, with frontispiece and several pages loose, and many gutters starting, some toning, offsetting and foxing to text. A fair copy of this rarity worthy of professional conservation.

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    August, 2015
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