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First edition

Jules VERNE L'île à hélice


L'île à hélice

Hetzel, Paris 1895, 18x28cm, relié.

first edition illustrated with 80 drawings by Benett and 12 insets in color. Catalog D for 1895 attesting to the first edition.
Cartonnage editor said "To the portrait pasted" plate signed Paul Souze on the ball and Lenègre and co tail tail and anchor.
Back possessed gold ironed cardboard completely darkened.
Ex-dono with the feather in the first contreplat, also having a trace of label.
Science fiction novel in which an island containing a whole city, is propelled by propellers. The protagonists are a quartet of musicians, allowing Verne to transmit his love of music. There are several sharp remarks about Wagner. Much of the novel is in French Polynesia.


400 €

Réf : 66866



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