Measuring a Meridian. Jules VERNE, Gabriel, I. O. EVANS.

Measuring a Meridian.

London: Arco Publications, 1964. [African Adventure] FIRST THUS. Octavo (21 x 14cm), pp.189 [3]. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the black and green dust-jacket, originally priced at 12/6, and re-priced to £1.25 with a sticker. A slight nick to lower jacket flap, otherwise a lovely fine copy. A group of Russian and English scientists travel through the Kalahari desert in order to accurately measure the circumference of the Earth, only to discover in the middle of their work that their two countries have gone to war... First published in French in 1872, and translated into English the same year. Item #57481

Price: £55.00

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