Milano: Tipografia Editrice Lombarda, 1876. IFirst or Very Early Italian Edition: Text in Italian. Cloth and boards. 12mo (7 1/4" x 4 3/4"), blue-black pebble-cloth spine over marbled boards, well illustrated by J. R. Kazallon with 44 contemporary newspaper-like B&W full-page wood-engravings, 192 pages. Good + / None. Item #3055
SCARCE compiously illustrated and presumed first edition in Italian (1876), translation authorized by Jules Verne.
Jules Verne (1828 – 1905) was a French novelist, poet, playwright, and world-recognized Grand Master of science fiction and adventure. His series Voyages extraordinaires, a widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels, included Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).
The Survivors of the Chancellor: Diary of J. R. Kazallon, Passenger (French: Le Chancellor: Journal du passager J.-R. Kazallon) is an 1875 novel written by Jules Verne about the final voyage of a British sailing ship, "The Chancellor," told from the perspective of one of its passengers (in the form of a diary). ÉDOUARD RIOU illustrated the first French Edition pulished by Hetzel (1875), which was #13 of Verne's famous Extraordinary Voyages' series.
Ray Bradbury summed up Verne's influence on literature and science the world over by saying: "We are all, in one way or another, the children of Jules Verne."--Wikipedia
Good plus copy with all dramatic illustrations present and in good condition; rubbing to the marbled boards, a cleanly detached title page though the rest are properly in place;, light age-toning, occasional light foxing & small tears on the edges of some pages.