CAPTAIN ANTIFER. Jules Verne.

CAPTAIN ANTIFER.

With Illustrations. New York: R. F. Fenno & Company, n.d. [1895]. Original olive green cloth pictorially decorated in black and silver.

First American Edition in cloth of this tale of buried treasure, described as follows in a contemporary review (cited in T&M):~Captain Antifer's father had befriended an Egyptian prisoner at Jaff [Jaffa], Kamylk Pasha, and many years after he received a mysterious document naming latitude 24 degrees 59 minutes north, and saying that the longitude would follow later. It never did; but Antifer succeeded in discovering it, and had a series of most exciting adventures in searching for the wealth which was to be found on the spot indicated.~Antifer's efforts to find the islet's longitude, complicated by treachery and demands of marriage, take him to the Gulf of Oman, the Gulf of Guinea, and even north of Norway.~After serialization in Boy's Own, Fenno published a wrappered version of this tale in June 1895, the first edition in the English language; both Fenno and, in England, Sampson Low, then published clothbound editions in November of that year -- precedence uncertain. This Fenno volume has a binding design very much like those of the American trade binding artist Margaret Armstrong, and is profusely illustrated.~This copy is in fine condition (Christmas 1895 inscription). Taves & Michaluk V042; Myers 6. Item #10642

Price: $1,750.00

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