Illustrated. London: Grant Richards, (1909). Original dark blue cloth pictorially decorated in ochre, yellow and light blue.
First British Edition, and first edition in the English language. This is a tale of a meteor's close brush with Earth, with the main events taking place in Virginia. The story had first appeared in a French daily journal in March-April 1908 -- three years after Verne's death. Despite the date 1909 on the title verso, this book was actually published in November 1908. Though sited in America, the book was not published in the United States.~This is a handsome volume, with one of the 24 Roux plates reproduced upon the decorative front cover. This copy is near-fine (contemporary school prize label on the front paste-down, light foxing throughout on this thick wove paper, rear endpaper cracked). Taves & Michaluk V060; Myers 9. Item #13655