Title: L'étoile du Sud. Le Pays des diamants, 20th Century
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Paris, Librairie Hachette
Condition: Very Good
An early 20th century edition of Verne’s novel The Vanished Diamond, based on a manuscript by Paschal Grousset. Additionally bound is The Archipelago on Fire, being an adventure novel taking place during the Greek War of Independence.
These are part of the famous Voyages Extraordinaires series, using the iconic gilt Hetzel binding, with an elephant at the top. This volume is profusely illustrated, with 112 and 49 illustrations to each work respectively.
Two works bound into one finely decorated polychrome cartonnage volume in quarto, 242+198 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with minimal wear to the boards, and the gilt dulled. There is toning to the pages.