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VERNE JULES Mysterious Island. Dropped From The Clouds. Translated from the French by W.H.G. Kingston. illus. with frontis. & 48 full page engravings. pub. Lond. 1875 1st ed. original decorated maroon cloth, finely stamped in black and gilt in all over designs on the upper cover incorporating the wind taken balloon, spine lettered and pictorially decorated in black and gilt, a.e.g. cr.8vo. pp.VIII.310.40 advts. contains the adventures of five union prisoners who in 1865 escaped from Richmond Va., in a captured balloon. They are blown about for days, by a wild tempest and at last are cast upon a desert island in the Pacific Ocean! A bright copy with slight shelf wear to the edges, front corners little wear to boards. Text clean and well preserved, an unusually nice copy, rare.        Price: $1,150.00