Lot 1278: Jules Verne THE FIELD OF ICE 1875 Antique Children's Literature Arctic Exploration Polar Expedition Nautical Plates Decorative Binding
by National Book Auctions
October 22, 2016
Freeville, NY, USALive Auction
Title: The Field of Ice
Author: Jules Verne - Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the science fiction genre. He is best known for his novels "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), "A Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), and "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873). Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is the second most translated author in the world (after Agatha Christie). Some of his books have also been made into live-action and animated films and television shows. Verne is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction", a title sometimes shared with Hugo Gernsback and H. G. Wells.
Publisher: George Routledge and Sons
City: London / New York
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 269 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details: This volume contains the story of Captain Hatteras' attempt to reach the North Pole, and the dangers he encounters doing so.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in green cloth, with black and gilt stamped pictorial designs and lettering to the front cover and spine. The spine is slightly cocked. This volume displays mild external wear, light rubbing, especially at the spine extremities. The binding is cracked at the front hinge, and the text block is cracked between pages 64-65 and 128-129. The endpapers display areas of toning from glue, and a previous owner's signature appears on the front flyleaf. This volume is internally clean, profusely illustrated with textual illustrations and plates by Riou, depicting the harrowing adventures of Captain Hatteras on his journey to the North Pole. The interior of this volume is mostly clean and bright, with only a very few spots and very faint toning near the edges of pages.
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