Illustrated. London: Grant Richards, (1909). Original dark blue cloth pictorially decorated in ochre, yellow and light blue.
First British Edition, and first edition in English, actually published in November 1908. This tale had first appeared in a French daily journal in March-April 1908 -- three years after Verne's death. It tells of a meteor's close brush past Earth -- taking place in Virginia (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 quite attractive -- near-fine, with one nick at the head of the spine and very slight fading on the spine; there is none of the foxing that is typical for this wove paper. Taves & Michaluk V060; Myers 9. Item #8309