Un Capitaine De Quinze Ans (dick Sand, A Captain At Fifteen )
by Verne, Jules
Paris, France: Collection Hetzel. Very Good-. 0. Illustrated Edition. Hardcover. B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is one of the grand octavo" (large 8vo) volumes of the Collection Hetzel in the "Volume Double : Cartonnage au globe doré". ( illustrated, ornamented edition with a globe in gold on the front cover. ) , and : 3ème type : 1897 à 1902. Bandeau 'Collection Hetzel' au dos sur fond rouge. (the bottom spine end has Collection Hetzel in gold with red behind it. ) Rosace du plat inférieur indiquant JH et Cie'. ( The rear cover has an embossed rose in black and red that notes JH & company. ) There is red and black in the globe on the front cover (instead of solid gold). The book is in Very Good- condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book covers have some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends. The top edges of the book have some torquing. There are a couple of small nicks to the bottom spine end and some very beginning fraying to the bottom corners. The text pages are generally clean and bright, with some generalized light toning. This copy is lacking the front endpaper. The last several text pages have largish patches of foxing. This book is illustrated throughout with both black and white and six color illustrations. "Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen (French: Un capitaine de quinze ans) is a Jules Verne novel published in 1878. It deals primarily with the issue of slavery, and the African slave trade by other Africans in particular. Dick Sand is a fifteen-year-old boy that serves on the schooner Pilgrim, a whaler that normally voyages across the Pacific in their efforts to find targets. However, this time the hunting season has been unsuccessful, and as they plan to return home three people request passage to Valparaiso: Mrs Weldon, the wife of the hunting firm's owner, her five-year-old son Jack, his old nanny Nan and her cousin Bénédict, an entomologist. With not much of a choice, the captain accepts." . (Inventory #: A34717)
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