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Polar Lands The Wreck of the Cynthia...

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[Polar Lands] The Wreck of the Cynthia by Jules Verne & André Laurie. Illustrations by Georges Roux. Paris, Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie, 1885. Small in-8°. Publisher's plum over bottle green "à la fougère bicolore" boards of the 1st type. No mention of the binder (probably Engel). Gilt edges. Brown endpapers. Typography G. Chamerot. Catalogue "CS" for 1885-1886. First illustrated edition and first hardback. Discrete small stain on the first board in the cartouche "Collection Hetzel". Otherwise, a magnificent copy in a beautiful alliance of colors. Rare.

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