TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS

TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS. Jules Verne.
Basis for the 1954 film of the same name, starring Kirk Douglas and James Mason
TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS

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)

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