Verne, Jules, The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne, Author of “A Journey to the Center of the Earth,” “Journey to the Moon,” “Floating City,” Etc. Etc., Wrecked in the Air, with Forty-eight Illustrations. New York, Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 654 Broadway, 1875. First part, “Wrecked in the Air,” of the first American edition. Printed on heavy paper. Bound in black cloth with quarter pebble-grained brown leather spin and points, marked out in gold with five raised bands. 23 cm; 9 ¼ in. This copy has the bookplate of S[amuel] Rutledge McNary (1829-1883), Hartford Connecticut and the ownership signature on the inside front cover of Wm. E. Hart. Condition of the binding is good, wear on the hinges and points. Interior is fine and tight.
Bound with, Frank Lee Benedict, John Worthington’s Name. A Novel., Author of “My Daughter Elinore,” “Miss Van Kortland,” “Miss Dorothy’s Charge,” &c. New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers, Franklin Square, 1874.
Verne: [1 blank, advertisement for “Jules Verne’s Works.” J. Hetzel et Cie., Paris, 1 Juillet, 1874 and Sampson Low, Marston & Co., London, July 3rd, 1874, Hetzel is misspelled as “Hetze” at the bottom of the page; the verso is the full-page frontispiece by CH BARBAN, “The Arrival at the Mysterious Island”; title page, verso of the title page is the copyright of Scribner, Armstrong & Co., followed by “Works of Jules Verne published by Scribner, Armstrong & Co. of the Complete and Authorized Editions,” and the notice of John F. Trow & Son, Printers and Bookbinders, 205-213 East 12th St., New York; a double-columned text begins on page 1 with a near-full page illustration of the balloon being carried away in a water spout and continues through page 110, which is followed by a full-page map of Ile Lincoln, the Mysterious Island. On the verso of the map is an advertisement for Bayard Taylor’s Illustrated Library of Travel, Exploration, and Adventure, announcing the volumes about Japan, Siam, Arabia, Wild Men and Wild Beasts, The Yellowstone, South Africa, Central Asia, and Central Africa are now ready.] 23 cm; 9 ¼ in; In-8.
Benedict: [Page 1, unpaginated, is Harper’s advertising George Eliot’s novels and on the verso, Anthony Trollope’s Works; title page is page 3 (unpaginated), the verso advertises Frank Lee Benedicts books, followed by the author’s dedication, “To my dear friend and relative, Mrs. A. S. Churchill, Florence, Italy, 1874, p. 5; verso is blank, p.6; double-columned text begins on p. 7 (unpaginated); pages 8 – 197 are paginated; the verso of p. 197 is blank, followed by two individually paginated leaflets from Harper’s of 4 pages and 6 pages respectively advertising their novels and their August Book-List]. In-8; 23 cm; 9 ¼ in.
MAIL ART from Edward M Plunkett New York 1976 Sent to Himself
Airmail cover on an airmail envelope dated December 13 1938 sent from Morafenobe Madagascar via Mozambique to Athens, Greece