1875 1st ed Jules Verne Mysterious Island Wrecked in Air Shipwrecks Adventure

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“It is a great misfortune to be alone, my friends; and it must be believed that solitude can quickly destroy reason.”

― Jules Verne, The Mysterious Island

 

Jules Verne’s adventure novels are some of the most popular and famous works of literature of all time. “Mysterious Island”, originally published in 1874, is an adventure novel that was significantly influenced by ‘Robinson Crusoe’ and other ‘shipwreck’ adventures. This novel follows the story and adventures of American Civil War prisoners of war, who escaped on a balloon to an uncharted island in the South Pacific. This book is iconic as being a melding of another Verne novel, ’20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’.

 

In 1875, the first American edition appeared by Scribner’s after the original plates of Sampson Low. Sampson Low published this work in three volumes, the first of which was entitled ‘Dropped from the Clouds’ or ‘Wrecked in the Air’. This Shepard Boston edition of ‘Wrecked’ appears as ‘shipwrecked’ on the title page.

 

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1875 1st ed Jules Verne Mysterious Island Wrecked in Air Shipwrecks Adventure

 

“It is a great misfortune to be alone, my friends; and it must be believed that solitude can quickly destroy reason.”

― Jules Verne, The Mysterious Island

 

Jules Verne’s adventure novels are some of the most popular and famous works of literature of all time. “Mysterious Island”, originally published in 1874, is an adventure novel that was significantly influenced by ‘Robinson Crusoe’ and other ‘shipwreck’ adventures. This novel follows the story and adventures of American Civil War prisoners of war, who escaped on a balloon to an uncharted island in the South Pacific. This book is iconic as being a melding of another Verne novel, ’20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’.

 

In 1875, the first American edition appeared by Scribner’s after the original plates of Sampson Low. Sampson Low published this work in three volumes, the first of which was entitled ‘Dropped from the Clouds’ or ‘Wrecked in the Air’. This Shepard Boston edition of ‘Wrecked’ appears as ‘shipwrecked’ on the title page.

 

Item number: #13447

Price: $599

 

VERNE, Jules

 

The mysterious island; shipwrecked in the air

 

Boston: Henry Shepard and Co., 1875. First Shepard edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [2], 202, [2]
  • References: Taves & Michaluk V013; Myers 42
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure
    • Decorative cloth
  • Size: ~7.5in X 5.5in (19cm x 14.5cm)

 

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13447

Category

Literature

Authors

VERNE, Jules

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete