VERNE, JULES. 1828-1905. The Mysterious Island [Trilogy]. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1875.

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VERNE, JULES. 1828-1905.
The Mysterious Island [Trilogy]. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1875.

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VERNE, JULES. 1828-1905.
The Mysterious Island [Trilogy]. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1875.
3 volumes. 8vo. Consisting of three titles, Dropped From the Clouds, Abandoned, and The Secret of the Island. 149 wood-engraved illustration plates, publisher's catalog at end of last two volumes. Publisher's pictorial cloth in red, purple and magenta, respectively, decorated in black and gilt, gilt edges. Covers soiled, spines faded, slight cracking to hinges.

FIRST EDITION of all three volumes, translated from the French by W.H.G. Kingston. In the process of translation, Kingston also took some liberties with the text, particularly altering the dying words of Captain Nemo, so as not to offend British readers with his condemnation of Imperialism. Myers 42; Taves & Michaluk V013.
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VERNE, JULES. 1828-1905. The Mysterious Island [Trilogy]. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1875.
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