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The Robinsons Cycle The Robinsons...

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[The Robinsons Cycle] The Robinsons School/[Europe] The Green Ray by Jules Verne. Illustrations by L. Benett. Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie, Paris, sd (ca 1891). Large double in-8°. Publisher's full percaline polychrome boards "with printed portrait". Lenègre bookbinder. Gilt edges. Blue endpapers. Printed by Gauthier-Villars. FN" catalogue for 1890-1891. First illustrated edition and second hardback. Copy in perfect condition. A marvel! In terms of rarity, there is no doubt in our mind that this version "with printed portrait" of L'École des Robinsons does not fear any competition, and this for all the polychrome hardbacks! Of course, Philippe Jauzac had access to a copy for his bibliography, but we must confess that we never had a single copy in our hands... His only competitor in this type of binding would be Sens dessus dessous, if it existed... Let us also remember that the volumes "with printed portrait" are of a well-known fragility, which makes this precious copy all the more unique!

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