The Giant Raft: Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon [and] The Cryptogram. Jules VERNE, Gabriel, W. J. GORDON, Léon BENETT.
The Giant Raft: Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon [and] The Cryptogram.

The Giant Raft: Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon [and] The Cryptogram.

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1881-1882. [Amazon Adventure] FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Complete in two volumes. Octavo (19 x 15cm), pp.viii; 244 [32]; pp.viii; 254 [34]. With 82 engraved plates, including a frontispiece to each volume, by Benett. Publisher's catalogues dated January 1881 and December 1881 respectively. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt and black titles and decoration to spine and upper. Both volumes re-backed in blue cloth with the original spines laid over, and volume I converted to a 'tight back.' New light yellow endpapers supplied for volume I; original pale pink endpapers retained in volume II. All edges gilt. Bindings both extremely firm, but somewhat cocked, with some gatherings slightly proud to volume I. Minor tear to margin of p.65/66. Rippling to boards of volume I, and light rubbing and bumping to board edges and corners. Heavy rubbing and toning to both original spines. Restored to a robust, useable condition. Very good. A Peruvian man decides to use the Amazon river to travel to Brazil to marry off his daughter, and to collect proof that he is innocent of a crime committed long ago. Item #57492

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