London: Ward Lock and Co., no date [circa 1900]. [Classic fantasy novel] Crown octavo (18 x 13cm), pp.185; , blank; , advertisements. Illustrated by Henry Austin. Publisher's lavishly decorated olive-green cloth, titled in gilt to spine and front board, blocked in colours to upper, dark blue glazed endpapers. Prize label to pastedown, book store's discreet stamp to first blank, contents spotted/toned, binding lightly rubbed to extremities. A very good copy in an attractive late-Victorian polychrome case binding. One of Verne's best loved stories famous for bringing to our attention, through Captain Nemo and the submarine Nautilus, the eternal beauties and mysteries of the sea. According to Dame Margaret Drabble, this landmark novel foreshadowed the ecology movement and shaped the French avant-garde. Item #54336
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