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Les Tours du Monde Captain Grant's...

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[Les Tours du Monde] Captain Grant's Children by Jules Verne. Illustrations by Riou. Paris, Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Récréation, J. Hetzel Éditeur, sd (1868). Large in-8° triple. Publisher's full bottle-green percaline custom boards inscribed "Les Enfants/du capitaine Grant/Voyage autour du Monde/par/Jules Verne/Les Voyages Extraordinaires/Edition J. Hetzel" on cover. Charles Magnier Binder. Gilt edges. Beige-mauve velvet endpapers. Printed by Jules Bonaventure. First illustrated edition and first hardback. Minimal and very skilful restorations to the covers and corners. Otherwise, a very nice copy of the very first issue with superb golds (of the three errors, none is corrected). The green tint is uncommon for this title. Very rare, in this colour and in this condition!

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