Verne, Jules; Kingston, W. H. G. (translated by): The Mysterious Island II. Abandoned
Scribner, Armstrong, & Co.
When Verne’s classic The Mysterious Island was first released in an English language edition, the publishers split it up over three volumes, with “Abandoned” being the second volume. This copy of “Abandoned” is the American first edition, published in the same year – 1875 – as the British. It has a lovely decorative binding and is illustrated throughout. Our copy has some wear and soiling to decorative binding, book has a slight spine slant, corners and spine ends bumped and frayed, previous owner’s name on front free endpaper, light soiling and smudging to some pages, light foxing, binding cracking. Although overall condition is only good, this is still a desirable copy of a sought-after first edition.