Title: Mathias Sandorf, early 20th century
Author: Jules Verne
Publisher: Paris, Librairie Hachette
Condition: Very Good
An undated edition of Jules Verne’s Mathias Sandorf. This is part of the famous Voyages Extraordinaires series, using the iconic gilt Hetzel binding, with an elephant at the top. This was Verne's epic Mediterranean adventure, employing many of the devices that had served well in his earlier novels: islands, cryptograms, surprise revelations of identity, technically advanced hardware and a solitary figure bent on revenge. Verne dedicated the novel to the memory of Alexandre Dumas, hoping to make Mathias Sandorf the Monte Cristo of his Voyages Extraordinaires series.
There are black and white illustrations throughout.
One finely decorated polychrome cartonnage volume in quarto, 552 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with very light rubbing and wear to the boards, with light wear at the foot of the spine. There is virtually no foxing or staining throughout, though the pages are toned.