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Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea by  Jules Verne - Hardcover - Reprint - 1923 - from E Ridge fine Books and Biblio.com

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea

by Verne, Jules

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket


N. Y.: Scribner & Son. Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket. 1923. Reprint. Hardcover. From the Series for Young People first published with this cover in 1918. A handsome book in a tattered dust jacket. Red cloth cover with a clean, FINE full color pastedown illustrating Nemo standing on the Nautilus with a sextant. Hinges are just a bit shaken, ends have some shelf wear and the endpages are lightly soiled; light tone throughout text. The dust jacket is just fair; large missing portion from spine (including title) to back panel which takes a bite of authors from the series listings. The front panel replicates the book cover and is heavily creased. Now in a mylar cover; title addhered to mylar. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870. It tells the story of Captain Nemo and his submarine Nautilus as seen from the perspective of Professor Pierre Aronnax. The first illustrated edition (not the original edition which had no illustrations) was published by Hetzel and contains a number of illustrations by Alphonse de Neuville and Édouard Riou.

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