London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, no date [circa 1897]. [Science Fiction] EARLY EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.viii; 382 . With 79 illustrated plates including a frontispiece by Benett. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles and pink, blue and black decoration to spine and upper. School bookplate to front pastedown, dated 1915. Spotting to endpapers and facing leaves, otherwise quite a clean copy. Rubbing to cloth, with some colour lost from toned spine. Very good. A novel following a string quartet resident on a giant moving island populated by millionaires enjoying a perpetual cruise around the Pacific. First published in 1895, with an English edition appearing in 1896. Item #57476
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