Hector Servadac. [Off on a Comet]

By: Verne, Jules; Frewer, Ellen E.

Price: $600.00

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Book Condition: Good

First American edition. Tear along spine head, corners rubbed with some loss, hinges weak, one gathering sprung but holding. 1878 Hard Cover. x, [4], 370, [4] pp. 8vo. Original green cloth, gilt & black titles, gilt decorations including images of planets and hot air balloon. Translated from Verne's original French by Ellen E. Frewer, with 96 engraved illustrations. One of Verne's lesser-known works, Hector Servadac (also titled Off on a Comet in some translations) tells the story of a group of people living on a piece of land that has broken away from Earth after the comet Gallia collides with it. They observe strange discrepancies between the natural laws of Earth and those that apply to their surroundings, struggle among one another to establish power, and ultimately decide to work together to escape the comet. Originally published in French in 1877 as Les Voyages Extraordinaires: Hector Servadac Voyages et Aventures a Travers Le Monde Solaire, this American edition was printed in New York the following year.

Title: Hector Servadac. [Off on a Comet]

Author: Verne, Jules; Frewer, Ellen E.

Categories: Modern First Editions, Continental, SF, Early Imprints, Trade & Signed Bindings,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Scribner, Armstrong & Co.: 1878

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2291995