“REALITY PROVIDES US WITH FACTS SO ROMANTIC THAT IMAGINATION ITSELF COULD ADD NOTHING TO THEM”: FINELY BOUND FULL MOROCCO SET OF THE WORKS OF JULES VERNE
The Works of Jules Verne.
Item Number: 18098
New York and London: Vincent Parke and Company, 1911.
Complete Set of the Works of Jules Verne. Octavo, 15 volumes. Bound in full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt signature of Verne to each volume to the front panel, gilt lines to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Title pages printed in red and white. Frontispieces, illustrated, hand-colored limitation leaf to volume 1, lettered tissue guards. Limited edition, one of 350 numbered copies. In fine condition. An exceptional set.
Jules Verne is considered by many to be the father of science fiction, with a prodigious oeuvre of novels and short fiction. This edition of his works includes Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Mysterious Island, and Around the World in Eighty Days. Also includes the first edition in English of Verne's later novel, The Master of the World, preceding the first separate English and American editions of 1914. Edited and with introductions by American scholar Charles F. Horne. Many of the works appear under title variants as found in Taves & Michaluk (95-102).