An Antarctic Mystery. Jules VERNE, Gabriel, Cashel HOEY, George ROUX.

An Antarctic Mystery.

London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, no date [1901]. [Polar Adventure] FIRST UK CHEAP EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.xvi; 336. With 64 engraved plates by Roux, including a frontispiece. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles and blue, grey and white blocked decoration to spine and upper. Repairs to split hinges; a bookseller's label to front pastedown. Light toning to edges. A couple of plates tipped back in. Lacking plate facing p.208. Quite heavily cocked, with very heavy wear to cloth, especially spine. Good. Billed as a cheap edition, but actually sporting very high production values, with good paper and clear impressions of the plates. Not to be confused with the later and slightly smaller cheap edition, dated 1898, but most likely released circa 1905, with fewer illustrations. A late Verne adventure, first published in English in 1898, it is a sequel to Poe's novel 'The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket' (1838), in which a new expedition sets out to discover the fate of the Jane Guy. Item #57447

Price: £225.00

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