Paris: J. Hetzel, . First Edition. Cloth. In French. Large 8vo. Publisher's cloth with extensive gilt-tooled decorations on spine and cover. All edges gilt. 259 illustrations by Riou and de Montaut (though title page states 150 Riou illustrations). 467 pp.
Minor scuffing to edges and sunning to spine. Corners bumped. Tears to cloth covering spine edges in the following places: 1.5" closed tear top right header, 2 closed 1/8" tears along right, 1/2" tear right footer, 2" tear left footer. Some small chips at spine footer and 1/8" strip lost from spine header. Some spots of discoloration to rear cover. Hinges are overopened but binding is quite sound. Minor foxing throughout, mostly marginal. Tight and clean.
First double-volume edition, following only the magazine serials and the two-volume first printing, preceding all English editions. A beautiful copy of Verne's second novel in excellent condition. Very good. Item #2160