Boston: George Smith and Co., 1873. [Science Fiction] SECOND US EDITION, (Edition of James R. Osgood & Co.) 'Sold Only by Subscription' printed on title page. Smith's second issue (without 'The End' p.303). With 110 engraved plates including a frontispiece by Riou. Re-bound in the twentieth century in green cloth to match the original publisher's cloth decorated in black and gilt laid over boards and spine. Glossy orange-coated endpapers. Repairs to split endpapers. Partially erased black ink ownership to recto of frontispiece, dated 1873. Ten plates carefully cut out, and recently tipped back in. Lightly toned throughout with occasional marks and spots. Replacement binding quite heavily rubbed and bumped; joints starting. Original cloth also well-worn, with much gilt lost and quite heavy toning to spine. Good. An affordable copy of an early English edition. The 1871 science fiction classic, first translated into English in November 1872. Item #57344
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