or, His Excellency's Millions. A Story of Buried Treasure. [London:] The Boy's Own Paper, No. 841 (February 23, 1895) through No. 872 (September 28, 1895). [In all, 32 consecutive weekly issues.] Original pictorial self-wrappers.
Serial Appearance of this tale of buried treasure by Verne, with Roux illustrations taken from the original French edition; the latitude of the treasure is known, but not the longitude... MIRIFIQUES AVENTURES DE MAITRE ANTIFER was originally published in Paris in 1894, after which this serialization began, as the first appearance in the English language. But in June, when this serialization was only half-complete, the New York publisher R.F. Fenno came out with a cheap paperback edition of the entire novel. In November (after the tale was complete in Boy's Own), both Fenno in New York and Sampson Low in London came out with hardbound, illustrated editions.~Of these 32 wrappered issues, the first 29 are in close-to-fine condition (minor edge-wear, one with a closed tear in the front cover); the final three have some "nibbling away" of the fore-edge (two to six inches in length, but only in the margin not affecting print). See Taves & Michaluk V042. Item #13807