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25 October 2007
VERNE, Jules (1828-1905). The Giant Raft. (Part I.) Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon ... (Part II.) The Cryptogram ... translated by W. J. Gordon. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1881-. 2 volumes, 8°. Additional wood-engraved title in vol. I, frontispiece and map in vol. II, 79 wood-engraved plates, 32-pages of publisher's advertisements at the end of vol. I dated January 1881 (some very light mainly marginal staining). Original blue (vol. I) and green (vol. II) pictorial cloth gilt, vol. I with gilt edges (vol. I a little damp-affected and stained, both vols. a little bumped). Provenance: W. W. & [?] Samuel W. Beazley (signatures on front free endpaper of vol. II). Vol. I is a FIRST EDITION and vol. II is a later issue.
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