Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Recent Sales - Collectible Jules Verne (1891)

Recently sold was a later edition of the First American edition of Jules Verne's rare book, 'Mistress Branican' - which precedes the First English edition by one year. This undated Cassell edition was published in November, 1891. It is the first Jules Verne book to be published in the United States after the July 1, 1891 International Copyright Act took affect. Sampson Low's First English (British) edition was published one year later in November, 1892.

An adventure novel Verne based in the US and Australia, involving shiprecks, an heir to a fortune, madness, and love lost. Alternate English titles included 'The Mystery of the Franklin' and 'The Wreck of the Franklin'.

For information on this and other collectible fiction, visit Northwest Press Books.

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