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Polar Lands The Wreck of the Cynthia by Jules...

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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 ultramarine blue "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. Covers and corners very slightly rubbed. Otherwise, a magnificent copy in a beautiful alliance of colors. Rare.