A VG+ copy.
Frontispiece, title vignette and illustrations throughout.
London, Sampson Low, 1878.
First UK edition. Publisher’s catalogue at end. 8vo. Original brown cloth decorated in gilt & black.
The first edition in English of Verne’s sci-fi classic of a comet’s collision with the earth which bears away part of the planet, and its inhabitants. This translation alters the text considerably with additions and emendations, paraphrases dialogue, and rearranges material, although the general thread of the story is followed. The translation was made from the serial version of the novel, published January to December 1877.