Hector Servadac by Jules Verne, First Printing of the First English Translation

Verne, Jules, HECTOR SERVADAC (London: Strahan & Co. Ltd., n.d. [1877], all 44 chapters published in Good Things: A Picturesque Magazine for Boys and Girls).  First edition, first printing of the first English translation, 24 x 18cm (large 8vo), in publisher's dark olive fine rib-grain cloth w/gilt & black decorations & title to fr. cover & spine, blind borders & central device to rear cover, cream ep.s, 384 (viii) pp., w/80 wood engravings by C. Laplante after Paul Philippoteaux for "Hector" + frontis & 20 wood engravings after other artists.  Printed in Southwark by McCorquodale & Co., this is the final vol. in the Good Words for the Young/Good Things series & contains the July-December 1877 monthly issues.  Also incl. in this vol. are "Stories in Bed" by Charles Camden, "Norse Legends" by J.R. Davidson, "Amadis of Gaul" by Matthew Browne (pseud. of W.B. Rands), etc.  With the bookseller's ticket of Philip Son & Nephew, Liverpool to fr. pastedown.  Binding Very Good (extremities sl. bumped & worn, & ep.s a bit browned); contents Very Good (1st & final leaves moderately foxed w/only occas. lt. spotting elsewhere).  (Inv. #1039)  C$600

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