Jules Verne - Cinq Semaines en Ballon (First Illustrated Edition)
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Nik's Bookstore item-no.: 1-A038
First illustrated Edtion of the first Jules Verne book in french. Publisher: Hetzel Paris. No Date (1865). Size: 8°, 370 pages + 2 pages advertisememts and 32 pages 'Magasin D'Education Et De Recreation'.
Separated Attachment 'Carte de l'Afrique Centrale' is unfortunately missing (the map of Africa was not printed throughout the text like in later editions). Contemporary half maroquin with gilt quarters on spine and gilt edges. One frontispiece (with tissue) and 23 fullpage illustrations(with tissues) and several small illustrations throughout the text. Illustrators: MM. Riou and De Montaut.
Book is in very good condition with a little bumping to the corners and little rubbing to the edges of the boards. Front free endpaper has been torn in the middle. The pages are bright and clean but some have little foxing.
This is an extremly attractive and scarce edition of Jules Verne's first book.