Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas or, the Marvellous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax, Conseil his Servant, and Ned Land, a Canadian Harpooner. Boston: Geo. Smith & Co., 1873. First edition thus following the Osgood edition, of which between 15 and 40 copies survived the fire in Boston and lacking “The End” on page 303. 110 illustrations from the Osgood edition. Bound in the publisher’s original decorative cloth, with the front cover and spine elaborately lettered and ruled in gilt. A near fine copy with some light rubbing to the cover and spine, with much of the gilt still vibrant and with only the minutest wear, usually found in far inferior condition. Attractive owner bookplate inside front cover. An overall very desirable collector’s copy of this Verne classic.

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