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Antique Hardcover Alta Edition Jules Verne’s Classic Novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Author's Edition by Porter & Coates of Philadelphia

  • $ 57.77

Description: Antique hardcover volume of Jules Verne’s classic novel, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. This is the “Alta Edition”, in English (translated from the original French), published by Porter & Coates of Philadelphia, in the late 1800s. Although the date of publication is not given in the book, there is a dedication on the first page dated 1889 suggesting the book was at least published that year if not earlier. It is illustrated with engravings at the head of certain chapters. The book is 303 pages with 5 additional pages of publisher's advertisements. The book is bound in publisher's original Victorian binding with black and brown decorations and gold label. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.

Size: The book measures ~7 1/2" by ~5 1/4" and is ~1 1/8" thick. It has 303 pages with 5 additional pages of publisher's advertisements. The book weighs a bit over one pound.

Condition: The book is in relatively good condition with clean pages. The book is complete with no missing pages. The first page has inscription by the person who gifted the book in 1889 (see 4th photo). The pages have browned in color along the edges and have foxing. There are at least two pages with tears or chips at the top corners and one page has a small missing corner. The spine has breaks and the first illustrated page in front of the title page is loose (see 5th photo). The cover has soiling, rubs, scratches and minor damage at the corners, as well as the top and bottom of the spine, all of which can be seen in the photos. The pages are clean, free of writing, and have no dog ears. This is a great find to add to your library of classic literature. Please see the photos for additional condition information.


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