• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 5141

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    12 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 167

    VERNE, Jules (1828-1905). Autograph letter signed ('Jules Verne') to an unidentified recipient ('Cher Monsieur'), sending a message of felicitation to Miss Nellie Bly 'au moment où cette intrépide jeune fille remet le pied sur la terre d'Amerique', and adding that the revival of Around the World in Eighty Days at the Châtelet theatre is only coincidentally opening at the same time as Miss Bly's voyage, one page, small 8vo, backed onto card.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    VERNE, Jules (1828-1905). Autograph letter signed ('Jules Verne') to an unidentified recipient ('Cher Monsieur'), sending a message of felicitation to Miss Nellie Bly 'au moment où cette intrépide jeune fille remet le pied sur la terre d'Amerique', and adding that the revival of Around the World in Eighty Days at the Châtelet theatre is only coincidentally opening at the same time as Miss Bly's voyage, one page, small 8vo, backed onto card.

    A REAL TRIP AROUND THE WORLD. The American journalist Nellie Bly, inspired by Verne's book, made a round-the-world trip, beginning in New York on 14 November 1889 and returning after 72 days -- visiting Jules Verne en route.


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    Buyers from within the EU: VAT payable at 17.5% on just the buyer's premium (NOT the hammer price) Buyers from outside the EU: VAT payable at 17.5% on hammer price and buyer's premium. If a buyer, having registered under a non-EU address, decides that an item is not to be exported from the EU, then he/she should advise Christie's to this effect immediately.