Livres de Jules Verne

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Lot n° 3 - [Viente mil leguas de viaje submarino (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea)/por Julio Verne/Unica traduccion española por D. Vicente Guimerá. Illustrations of the original French version by de Neuville and Riou. Madrid, 1869. (Imprenta de) Establecimiento Tipográfico de Tomás Rey y Compañia, Editores. (Fomento 6). Small in-8°. Bound in midnight blue half-basin. White edges. Purple endpapers. Illustrated cover preserved. First part paginated from 1 to 247 and second part from 1 to 290.First illustrated edition in the world and first illustrated edition in Castilian. This edition is both an enigma and the very first illustrated edition - worldwide - of Jules Verne's most famous novel, appearing at least six months before the end of its pre-publication in Le Magasin d'Éducation et de Récréation (No. 121, 20 March 1869, to No. 151, 20 June 1870) and almost two years before the first French edition published by Hetzel (16 November 1871). Discovered by Javier Román, a bibliophile and collector of the first Castilian editions of Jules Verne's works, this edition is also the most complete in terms of illustrations. In fact, the two engravings published in the Castilian edition on pp. 200 and 247 (and later on pp. 9 and 104 of volume XIII of the Magasin d'Éducation et de Récréation in the first half of 1870) were removed from the French edition. How was it possible for the Spanish printer-publisher Tomás Rey to publish the complete text and illustrations of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea as a preview when its publication in France was not yet complete? Spanish researchers have suggested that Jules Verne sent the complete text of the novel to the translator, Vicente Guimerá, as early as 1869, in order to translate it into Spanish for Verne's official publisher in Spain: Gaspar and Roig. Guimerá, who worked for the Spanish Ministry of Finance, also knew the printer-publisher Tomás Rey e Ca, who was also a subcontractor of the same ministry... We can therefore assume that all the illustrations were also sent to the translator. The latter would then have communicated the translation and the engravings to Tomás Rey - of course in complete disregard of Hetzel's rules: no translation may appear before the French edition - thus allowing the publication of this volume, which is therefore a pirate edition. This volume is obviously precious and extremely rare (the copies - one or two at most - sold at public auction in Spain to date (of which only one with its cover) have been the object of "cosmic" auctions), and Vernian bibliophiles and collectors will not be mistaken...

[Viente mil leguas de viaje submarino (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea)/por Julio Verne/Unica traduccion española por D. Vicente Guimerá. Illustrations of the original French…
Estimate — 3 000 - 4 000 €
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Tuesday 26 October - 14:00

Lot n° 4 - [Tours of the World] Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. Illustrations by de Neuville and L. Benett. Paris, Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie, sd (ca 1877). Large single in-8°. Publisher's full carmine red paperback "with tulips" of the 2nd type. Spine with six boxes. No mention of the binder (probably Engel). Edges gilt. Lemon yellow endpapers. Printed by Gauthier-Villars.First illustrated edition.Covers previously restored. Tiny little accidents on the spine. Otherwise, a very nice and pleasant copy without foxing of this great Vernian novel hitherto unknown in the "tulip" cardboard of the 2nd type.Before the 1st Jacob Sale, we knew of only three titles in this variant of the 2nd type, De la Terre à la Lune, Autour de la Lune and Voyage au centre de la Terre, the first in red, the second in red and purple, the third in plum, each in one or two copies. In forty years of relentless collecting, Dr. Jacob has only managed to "unearth" a few copies of this extremely rare hardback (Eric Weissenberg had found only one over an equivalent period of time: Sale 1, lot n°142). Among them, the now "famous" Aventures de trois Russes et de trois Anglais de couleur prune (cf. 1st Jacob Sale n°105), its "brother", Une ville flottante (see lot n°25 of this sale) and Le Tour du Monde en 80 jours, the copy presented here. Let us recall that the only volume reproduced in the Jauzac was the one belonging to Eric Weissenberg and that, at that time, it was the only known title in this binding... So, do we need to insist on the very exceptional character of this volume, which we will not hesitate to assume to be unique!

[Tours of the World] Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. Illustrations by de Neuville and L. Benett. Paris, Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie, sd …
Estimate — 15 000 - 20 000 €
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Lot n° 8 - [Tours of the World] Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. Illustrations by de Neuville and L. Benett. Paris, Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie, sd (ca 1877). Large single in-8°. Publisher's full cobalt blue percaline boards "au miroir". On the back, the title is "J. Verne/The world tour/in/80 days". Spine with four boxes + the title. The motif of the boxes is identical to the one of the cartonnages "with the bouquets of roses" and the "initials JV-JH". The label on the 2nd plate is identical to that of the 5th type "aux bouquets de roses" bindings, only the frame - more worked - differs. No mention of the binder (Charles Magnier). Blue endpapers. Printed by Gauthier-Villars.First illustrated edition. Covers and corners very slightly rubbed. Otherwise, a magnificent copy without any restoration. Perfect golds on the first board and on the spine.Philippe Jauzac knew of two copies of this simple "mirror" binding (cf. pp. 329-335) and both were in the Biblio- thèque de Nantes: Le Tour du Monde en 80 jours and De la Terre à la Lune. We, for our part, have never seen one of them, nor even heard of another one... The one we offer here is apparently the only one in private hands, and, above all, the only one that is in a colour other than red: this one is, therefore, cobalt blue! Let us recall that the seven volumes "au miroir" (six quadruples, see also lots n°119 and 120 in this sale, and one double), composing the complete works of Jules Verne and published by Hetzel around 1877, are all burgundy red!To say that this is a rarity would therefore be an understatement Once again, it is probably a unique copy, in this shade at least. At worst, for the most demanding collectors, there is a red and a blue one! If you have to choose, we prefer the blue one...

[Tours of the World] Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne. Illustrations by de Neuville and L. Benett. Paris, Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie, sd …
Estimate — 18 000 - 25 000 €
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Tuesday 26 October - 14:00

Lot n° 34 - [Seas and Oceans] Mathias Sandorf by Jules Verne. Illustrations by Férat. Paris, Collection Hetzel, 1885 (1896 for the hardback). Large triple in-8°. Publisher's full percaline polychrome boards "with anchor back" and "with red headband". Engel bookbinder. Gilt edges. Anthracite blue endpapers. Printed by Gauthier-Villars. Catalogue "O" for 1896-1897.Original illustrated edition and second board.Some chips and traces of moisture on the first board. Otherwise a well-pinned and well-kept copy.Here is a most interesting curiosity. In an article published in La Gazette de la librairie Monte Cristo n°5 (Dec. 2020), we came to the conclusion that the "anchor-backed" cartonnage by Mathias Sandorf would have appeared as early as 1896 - that is, at least two years before the version with the gilded sphere - and not in 1898 as Philippe Jauzac assumed in his work Jules Verne/Hetzel et les cartonnages illustrés. Moreover, this binding exists in two variants: one with "Col- lection Hetzel", at the bottom of the first plate, in a red band, and the other, in a black band, the one we all know. This version "with the red band", here it is. Jauzac was unaware of its existence, as were we until this copy appeared in the Jacob collection. This very first version of the cardboard "with the anchor back" had therefore and without any doubt, a very short existence. In view of its extreme rarity (after investigation, it apparently does not appear in any collection), we can even assume that it is a trial... which would greatly excuse its few defects!

[Seas and Oceans] Mathias Sandorf by Jules Verne. Illustrations by Férat. Paris, Collection Hetzel, 1885 (1896 for the hardback). Large triple in 8°. Publisher's full percaline pol…
Estimate — 800 - 1 200 €
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Tuesday 26 October - 14:00

Lot n° 37 - [Oceania] The Propeller Island by Jules Verne. Illustrations by L. Benett. Paris, Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie, sd (ca 1899). Large double in-8°. Publisher's full polychrome percaline boards "au globe doré" of the 3rd type with a 2nd plate Lenègre "e" ! Engel Relieur (apparem- ment...). Gilt edges. Blue endpapers. Twelve hors-texte plates in colour + one map in chromolithography and two in black. Printed by Gauthier-Villars. Catalogue "D" for 1895-1896.A very nice copy of this "gilt globe" phenomenon!We knew four types of "gilt globe", all bound by Engel, and here comes a fifth one! It is a "hybrid" whose edition could be dated around 1898, perhaps between the type 2 "à l'empiècement" (1897) and the current type 3 (1898) with the definitive plate. The presence of a second Lenègre "e" plate for a volume bound by Engel is, indeed, very strange... We have, however, managed to establish a scenario that may explain this mystery. Engel's trial and error since 1896, in the realization of the cartonnage "au globe doré", would have pushed Hetzel in 1898 to propose to Lenègre to work on the printing of the final plate. Lenègre would then have carried out tests on at least two titles: L'Île à hélice and Michel Strogoff. However, for this work, if he had the plate and the back supplied by Engel, the second plate would have been missing, hence the use of his own second plate of type "e". But, the dominant red in the golds of the lower half of the plate, which makes it very characteristic but almost unfinished, would indicate that Lenègre would not have succeeded... This "3rd type bis" would thus correspond to a brief trial period, before Engel finalizes himself - and this time in a perfect way - the printing of the plate today cherished by the collectors. That said, it could also be only a "troubleshooting", Lenègre coming to Engel's rescue, overwhelmed by the realization of the novelty to be published on November 24, 1898, The Superb Orinoco, and of a great number of old titles...

[Oceania] The Propeller Island by Jules Verne. Illustrations by L. Benett. Paris, Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie, sd (ca 1899). Large double in 8°. Pub…
Estimate — 1 000 - 1 500 €
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