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Floating Island, or, The Pearl of the Pacific

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Floating Island, or, The Pearl of the Pacific

by VERNE, Jules [Gabriel] (1828-1905), [GORDON, William John, translator], [BENETT, Léon, illustrator]

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London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, no date [circa 1897]. [Science Fiction] EARLY EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.viii; 382 [2]. With 79 illustrated plates including a frontispiece by Benett. Publisher's green cloth with gilt titles and pink, blue and black decoration to spine and upper. School bookplate to front pastedown, dated 1915. Spotting to endpapers and facing leaves, otherwise quite a clean copy. Rubbing to cloth, with some colour lost from toned spine. Very good. A novel following a string quartet resident on a giant moving island populated by millionaires enjoying a perpetual cruise around the Pacific. First published in 1895, with an English edition appearing in 1896.

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Adrian Harrington Rare Books GB (GB)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
57476
Title
Floating Island, or, The Pearl of the Pacific
Author
VERNE, Jules [Gabriel] (1828-1905), [GORDON, William John, translator], [BENETT, Léon, illustrator]
Book condition
second hand
Quantity available
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Publisher
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, no date [circa 1897]
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About Adrian Harrington Rare Books

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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octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [more]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [more]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [more]
leaves
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet... [more]
bookplate
Highly sought after by some collectors, a book plate is an inscribed or decorative device that identifies the owner, or former... [more]

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