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Early American edition of Around the World in Eighty Days   

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Around the World in Eighty Days

Verne, Jules


Porter & Coates

c. 1878


(8vo),  original terra-cotta cloth pictorially decorated in black and gilt, with the publisher’s printed dust-jacket. Later impression of the first American edition.

Osgood was the first American firm to publish this Verne title in both a small unillustrated format in July 1873 and a fully  illustrated version (from British sheets) in November of the same year. In March of 1876 Osgood sold at auction the plates and remainders of its Verne books and Porter & Coates paid $410 for the plates of the illustrated version, along with 310 sets of sheets  at cost, and printed an edition from those plates in December of 1876; though not mentioned in Taves & Michaluk, it is probable Porter & Coates ran off one or more printings between then and 1880. We have dated this copy circa 1878, based on the rear-panel ad for the Fireside Encyclopedia, which was issued near the end of that year.

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Jacket with touch of wear at spine and corners; light mottling of spine cloth and light wear at corners.

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