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Polar Lands Voyages and Adventures of Captain...

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[Polar Lands] Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras by Jules Verne. Illustrations by Riou. Paris, Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Récréation, J. Hetzel Éditeur, sd (ca 1869). Large double in-8°. Publisher's full ultramarine blue cardboard binding with a "plant crown". Lenègre bookbinder. Gilt edges. Blue-green endpapers. Printed by Jules Bonaventure. Second illustrated edition and second hardback. Covers and corners skilfully restored. Spine edges very partially faded in places. Otherwise, a beautiful copy in a magnificent blue with well-struck golds on the first board.