May 20, 2021 12:00 EST

Books and Manuscripts

 
  Lot 44
 

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[Mystery & Science Fiction] Verne, Jules
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas; or, the Marvellous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax, Conseil his Servant, and Ned Land, a Canadian Harpooner

Boston: Geo. M. Smith & Co., 1873. First American edition, second printing (without "The End" at bottom of p. 303). 8vo. xiii, (iii), 303 pp. Illustrated with engraved frontipiece and numerous engraved plates. Original green pictorial cloth, stamped with Captain Nemo holding a sextant in gilt on front board, lettered in black and in gilt, spine darkened, spine ends worn, cloth split on same, bottom front board joint splitting, corners worn; all edges trimmed; front and rear hinges lightly worn; Contemporary gift inscription on second free leaf; ownership signature on title-page; scattered light spotting; book-plate of surgeon Dr. J. Chalmers DaCosta on front free endpaper, another book-plate on same. Myers 56.

John Chalmers DaCosta (1863-1933) was chairman and the first Samuel D. Gross Professor of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

Sold for $378
Estimated at $600 - $900


 

Boston: Geo. M. Smith & Co., 1873. First American edition, second printing (without "The End" at bottom of p. 303). 8vo. xiii, (iii), 303 pp. Illustrated with engraved frontipiece and numerous engraved plates. Original green pictorial cloth, stamped with Captain Nemo holding a sextant in gilt on front board, lettered in black and in gilt, spine darkened, spine ends worn, cloth split on same, bottom front board joint splitting, corners worn; all edges trimmed; front and rear hinges lightly worn; Contemporary gift inscription on second free leaf; ownership signature on title-page; scattered light spotting; book-plate of surgeon Dr. J. Chalmers DaCosta on front free endpaper, another book-plate on same. Myers 56.

John Chalmers DaCosta (1863-1933) was chairman and the first Samuel D. Gross Professor of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

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