Item #57485 The Purchase Of The North Pole. Jules VERNE, Gabriel, I. O. EVANS.

The Purchase Of The North Pole.

London: Arco Publications, 1966. [Science Fiction] FIRST THUS. Octavo (21 x 14cm), pp.176. Publisher's brown cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the pink and black dust-jacket, originally priced at 15s, and re-priced to £1.25 with a sticker. Gently toned throughout. Price-clipped jacket a little rubbed to edges and sunned to spine. Near fine. The mad and enterprising members of the Baltimore Gun Club purchase the Arctic, and seek to change the Earth's climate zones by shifting its orbit. The privately-owned North Pole thus becomes a tropical paradise, allowing the Club to clean up on the cruise ship and piña colada holidays market. First translated into English in 1890. Item #57485

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