London: Sampson, Low, Marston and Co., 1891. FIRST UK EDITION. Crown octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.xii, 313 . With 80 wood engraved illustrations by George Roux, including a frontispiece. In publisher's green cloth with gilt titles and polychrome blocked illustrations to spine and upper board. All edges gilt; foliate endpapers. Edmonton School Board prize plate to front pastedown, dated 1898. Publisher's adverts at rear heavily browned. Reading lean, with some rubbing to fore-edges and some sunning to spine. Very good overall. Pre-dated by the US edition by several months, this is the first UK edition of the novel of the same name first published by Verne in French in 1890. A group of travelling French circus performers struggle to make their way home from California, attempting the over-land route via Alaska and Siberia. Item #49518
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