Strictly limited to a quantity of only 400 sets
Jules Gabriel Verne was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.
Easton Press, Norwalk CT. An exclusive Deluxe Edition limited to just 400 hand-numbered copies. The three-volume magnificent leather-bound edition featuring the original cover designs and all the incredible images. Lavishly illustrated. Strictly limited to a quantity of only 400 sets. Photos of actual item.
This boxed set is now SOLD OUT from the publisher.
The immortal trilogy, in the lavishly illustrated, 19th century edition…that includes:
- Secret of the Island
- Dropped from the Clouds
- The Mysterious Island
A landmark work of Science Fiction and literature, Jules Verne’s three-volume classic was never more spectacularly presented than in the rare and beautiful 1875 edition featuring 149 vintage illustrations:
- With all of the vintage illustrations from the 1875 Sampson Low London Edition.
- Text paper from Glatfelter, Spring Grove, PA
- Lithography by Falcon Press, Nashville, TN
- Custom binding by Kingsport Book, Churchill Hill, TN
- 5 ¼” x 7 ¾”, 416pp in each volume.
Includes the classic Easton Press qualities:
* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations
About the author
Born to bourgeois parents in the seaport of Nantes, Verne was trained to follow in his father's footsteps as a lawyer, but quit the profession early in life to write for magazines and the stage. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages Extraordinaires, a widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and Around the World in Eighty Days.
Verne is generally considered a major literary author in France and most of Europe, where he has had a wide influence on the literary avant-garde and on surrealism. His reputation is markedly different in Anglophone regions, where he has often been labeled a writer of genre fiction or children's books, not least because of the highly abridged and altered translations in which his novels are often reprinted.
Verne is the second most-translated author in the world since 1979, between the English-language writers Agatha Christie and William Shakespeare, and probably was the most-translated during the 1960s and 1970s. He is one of the authors sometimes called "The Father of Science Fiction", as are H. G. Wells and Hugo Gernsback.
- Easton Press
- Deluxe Limited Edition of only 400
- Full Genuine Leather
- See description for details
- 5 ¼” x 7 ¾” each volume.