TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS
Boston: James R. Osgood, 1873.
Boston: James R. Osgood, 1873. First American edition. Original rust-colored, gilt-decorated cloth with very bright, attractive examples of the spine and front board illustrations: Captain Nemo at the helm and jellyfish surfacing. Original brown coated end papers and clean pages with a few minor spots of foxing. A Very Good+ copy, with a few small closed tears in the cloth at the lower spine and rear hinge and with the bottom cap expertly strengthened. A beautiful copy of this rare book, the true first American edition, preceding the more common Smith edition. The author's best known work and a fascinating example of early science fiction. There are countless adaptations, but perhaps the most famous is the 1954 Richard Fleischer picture, starring Kirk Douglas and James Mason. Housed in a custom slipcase. Additional photos available upon request. Very Good + (Item #350)