Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne (1876)

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Around the World in Eighty Days – Jules Verne (1876)

S$120.00

Title: Around the World in Eighty Days

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: Porter & Coates, Philadelphia. Date entered is 1873, but this printing is most probably from 1876 or thereabouts. A very early edition.

Condition: Hardcover, decorative cloth. Reading copy only. Scarce. Cover severely rubbed (see pictures). Small closed tears to blank endpaper. Some foxing and tanning. Text unmarked, binding sound. Small inscriptions to endpapers. 315pp. 7.5″ by 5″.

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Around the World in Eighty Days (French: Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours, known as “Tour of the World in 80 Days” in early English editions) is a classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne, published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager (roughly £1.6 million today) set by his friends at the Reform Club. It is one of Verne’s most acclaimed works. (from wikipedia).