THE FIELD OF ICE. Jules Verne.


With 126 Illustrations by Riou. London and New York: George Routledge and Sons, 1875. 16 pp undated ads. Original terra-cotta cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt.

First English Edition. This was the second and concluding volume in the "Adventures of Captain Hatteras," following A JOURNEY TO [or THE ENGLISH AT] THE NORTH POLE. Verne actually wrote these about ten years earlier, at which time they were published in French; it was not until 1874 that they were published by Osgood of Boston (in one volume), followed the next year by Routledge of London.~This copy is in terra-cotta cloth; we have also had this in green cloth, and Myers reports a copy in blue cloth (no priority). It is a bright copy, in near-fine condition (minor mottling of the cloth, a touch of wear at the lower edge). Taves & Michaluk V004; Mistichelli [etc.] A10; Myers 58 ("pictorial blue cloth"). Item #9051

Price: $475.00

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