Jules Verne 1877 Voyages Extraordinaries Les Indes-Noires 1st Ed. leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Voyages Extraordinaires: Les Indes-Noires, Le Chancellor, by Jules Verne.
Published c. 1877, Paris by J. Hetzel.
173, 223 pages. Text in French. Engraved frontis & half title. Illustrated throughout with wood engraved plates. First French Ed.
Period 1/2 leather binding, marbled paper covers and end papers..
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, joints scuffed, spine ends worn, yet leather remains supple, covers firmly held as issued, still remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is heavily age toned and edge brittle, numerous early pages with short closed tears or small edge chipping.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 11" H x 7 1/4" W.