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Seas and Oceans A Floating City/United States...

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[Seas and Oceans] A Floating City/[United States] The Blockade Runners/[Africa] Adventures of 3 Russians and 3 English by Jules Verne. Illustrations by Férat. Paris, Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie, sd (ca 1877). Large double in-8°. Publisher's full azure blue percaline binding "aux fleurs de lys" of the 2nd type. No indication of binder. Gilt edges. Orange cardboard endpapers. Printed by Gauthier-Villars. Restorations to the headpieces and to the first upper spine. Otherwise, a very good copy. All the copies of this confidential series, whether type 1 or type 2, were produced for Belgium around 1876-1877 and are today of an outstanding rarity! Among other particularities, the colours of the percalines (azure blue, almond green...) were, for some, never used in France by Hetzel.