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The Will of an Eccentric

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The Will of an Eccentric

by VERNE, Jules [Gabriel] (1828-1905), [ROUX, Georges, illustrator]

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London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1900. [Adventure] FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.viii; 408. With 59 wood engraved plates by Roux, and the folding plate of 'The Noble Game of the United States of America' on india paper to preliminaries. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles and white, black, and orange decoration to spine and upper. All edges gilt; patterned green endpapers. Gently toned with a light tobacco scent; slightly cocked. Some light occasional marks to leaves, with a small marginal tear to p.1/2. Moderate rubbing to cloth. Four plates tipped back in; somewhat rubbed and chipped to edges. Very good. One of Verne's later novels, first published in French in 1899, and curiously never published in America, where it is set. In a re-hash of the 'impossibly vast inheritance' genre, an American leaves $60,000,000 to the winner of a huge Goose Game laid out over the whole continent of North America, the seven contestants being specifically named in his Will. Printed in low numbers due to the declining popularity of Verne at the time of publication, and consequently rare thus.

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Adrian Harrington Rare Books GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
57678
Title
The Will of an Eccentric
Author
VERNE, Jules [Gabriel] (1828-1905), [ROUX, Georges, illustrator]
Book condition
second hand
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Publisher
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1900
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Adrian Harrington began trading in 1971, as part of Harrington Brothers in the Chelsea Antiques Market on London's fashionable King's Road. He moved to Kensington Church Street in 1997, and in 2014 Adrian relocated to the historic Hall's Bookshop in Royal Tunbridge Wells, occupying the first floor of this iconic building near The Pantiles area of the town. Hall's remains on the ground floor offering an exceptional range of quality used books.Adrian Harrington Rare Books deal in a wide selection of literature, modern first editions, leather bound library sets, children's and illustrated books, and fine and rare antiquarian and old books in all fields. We also offer a full and expert bookbinding and restoration service.Award-winning Ian Fleming Bibliographer Jon Gilbert curates our world-class stock of James Bond material, including first edition novels, film posters, original scripts and associated ephemera.We are always interested in buying quality books in our subject areas, from individual titles to complete collections.

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leaves
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rubbing
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plate
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