A Novel. New York: George Munro, 1878. 2 pp undated ads. Original green cloth.
First Edition in English of this
new and brilliant narrative of adventures by sea and land, embracing exciting incidents of the whale fishery in the Southern Ocean, and the African Slave Trade, all told in the inimitable graphic manner which has made Jules Verne the most popular author of the century [from Munro's contemporary ad, cited in T&M].
Published in France as UN CAPITAINE DE QUINZE ANS, this tale was first published in English, in November 1878, by the American pirate publisher Munro:
The 1878 hardcover edition entitled DICK SAND; or a Captain at Fifteen is the best manufactured of all Verne books published by Munro. It is bound in green cloth, extra, illustrated with 20 engravings, including a map, priced at $1.00. [T&M] (The book was also issued by Munro, at the same time, in a two-volume wrappered format.) Sampson Low's authorized London edition was published the following month, in December, at the end of which month Charles Scribner's Sons also published their edition (dated 1879). Both the Sampson Low and the Scribner editions were titled DICK SANDS (with a final "S").
This is a bright, near-fine copy, with very minor rubbing at the extremities. Taves & Michaluk V018; Myers 15. Item #8345