Title: Les Indes Noires. Le Chancellor, and Martin Paz, 19th Century
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: J. Hetzel Et Cie
A late 19th century edition of Jules Verne's Les Indes Noires (The Black Indies), bound with Le Chancellor (The Survivors of the Chancellor), and Martin Paz. Three works from his Extraordinary Voyages series, all finely bound in one volume.
This is the first illustrated and collected edition, with illustrations by Ferat and Riou, engraved by Brabant. This marks the first print appearance of Les Indes Noires, bound with the Chancellor and Martin Paz, which appeared earlier in 1874. This volume is bound in the original publisher's binding with a "two-tone balloon".
The first work follows a mining community in Scotland, the tale of discovery of a massive vein of coal, and the underground community that develops around it. The second work is a tale about the voyage of a British sailing ship, told from the perspective of one of the passengers in the form of a diary. Lastly, Martin Paz is a short story of love and romance.
All three works are profusely illustrated throughout in black and white.
One finely decorated polychrome cartonnage volume in quarto, 173, 223 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with minor rubbing and staining to the binding. The gathering of pages 177 to the end in the second work is shaken, but holding. There is toning to the pages, and light staining scattered throughout.