TWENTY THOUSAND LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS. Translated from the French of Jules Verne.
London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1873. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF VERNE’S CLASSIC. viii, , 4-303, , 8pp. ad’s dated 1872-73. Illustrated with 112 black & white plates. Original brown pictorial cloth, gilt. All edges gilt. Octavo. Contained in a modern morocco-backed folding box. First U.K. edition and the first edition in English (the first American edition being prepared from the English sheets). Inner hinges cracked and owner-repaired – though not clumsily. Binding a little rubbed with some bumping to the head & heel and slight wear to the corners, but a very good copy of a book normally found in a distressed state.