1875 Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne. Sampson Low, London. Fifth Edition, still in first English edition's format.


An early English edition (5th) of Jules Verne's classic work Around the World in Eighty Days, still in the first English edition's format/binding, the classic green and gold publisher's binding that is much desired.

In the story, Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days on a £20,000 wager set by his friends at the Reform Club. Wild and exciting adventure follows. It is one of Verne's most acclaimed works.

Physical Attributes -

Measures approx. 19 x 13 x 3.5 cm.. Publisher's binding, green cloth with gilt decoration, hardcover. All edges gilt (AEG). Illustrated (54 plates). Pagination - xvi, 315, and 48 pages of publisher's advertisement at rear.

Stated "Fifth Edition".

Condition -

See pictures. Fairly out of square. Binding shows wear at the edges, rubbing, a little soiling, etc.. Spine has been repaired, but evidence of cracks still exists in cloth. Joints also have some cracking to cloth. Hinges cracked.

Pencil "1875" on flyleaf, and crease. A little toning and lightly foxed on occasion throughout. Frontis still over title page. Occasional thumb. Crease at bottom of 3. F signature gathering just slightly proud at top of fore-edge. Smudge at bottom of 262; no text affected. Pencil "1w" at bottom of last page of advertisement.

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