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1874 1ed Jules Verne Meridiana Africa Adventure Voyage
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1874 1ed Jules Verne Meridiana Africa Adventure Voyage Illustrated RARE Scribner

“Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them.”

― Jules Verne

In 1873, Scribner’s published the first authorized edition of Jules Verne’s famous ‘Meridiana’ or ‘Adventures of Three Russians and Three Englishmen in South Africa’. This book, which is part of Verne’s ‘Extraordinary Voyages,’ is

“a hunting story, which aroused many a youthful sportsman’s throbbing eagerness for the chase and gave him this first knowledge and earliest enthusiasm for that heart-stirring excitement.” (Myers)

This adventures story follows the story of English and Russian scientists who head to South Africa for research. While on their mission, the Crimean War begins and the researchers find themselves to be enemies of locals.

It should be noted that the text of this 1874 first Scribner edition is drastically different from the unauthorized editions; those pirated and published in Boston or London.

Item number: #4676

Price: $499

VERNE, Jules

Meridiana: The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa

New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1874. First edition

Details:

Collation: Complete with all pages

[viii], 232

Illustrated with 48 steel engravings, including frontispiece

References: Myers 39; Taves and Michaluk V 009;

First edition point:

Printing ‘B’ (not in red cloth called for by Myers)

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure

Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 12.5cm)

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Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation!

4676
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Excellent.
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1874 1ed Jules Verne Meridiana Africa Adventure Voyage

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1874 1ed Jules Verne Meridiana Africa Adventure Voyage Illustrated RARE Scribner

“Reality provides us with facts so romantic that imagination itself could add nothing to them.”

― Jules Verne

In 1873, Scribner’s published the first authorized edition of Jules Verne’s famous ‘Meridiana’ or ‘Adventures of Three Russians and Three Englishmen in South Africa’. This book, which is part of Verne’s ‘Extraordinary Voyages,’ is

“a hunting story, which aroused many a youthful sportsman’s throbbing eagerness for the chase and gave him this first knowledge and earliest enthusiasm for that heart-stirring excitement.” (Myers)

This adventures story follows the story of English and Russian scientists who head to South Africa for research. While on their mission, the Crimean War begins and the researchers find themselves to be enemies of locals.

It should be noted that the text of this 1874 first Scribner edition is drastically different from the unauthorized editions; those pirated and published in Boston or London.

Item number: #4676

Price: $499

VERNE, Jules

Meridiana: The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa

New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1874. First edition

Details:

Collation: Complete with all pages

[viii], 232

Illustrated with 48 steel engravings, including frontispiece

References: Myers 39; Taves and Michaluk V 009;

First edition point:

Printing ‘B’ (not in red cloth called for by Myers)

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover; tight and secure

Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 12.5cm)

Our Guarantee:

Very Fast. Very Safe. Free Shipping Worldwide.

Customer satisfaction is our priority! Notify us with 7 days of receiving, and we will offer a full refund without reservation!

4676
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...
Excellent.

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