London: Blackie & Son, 1887. Gordon Browne. First edition. Leather bound. 384pp. Duodecimo [18.5 cm] 3/4 brown leather with marbled paper over boards, raised bands, and a gilt stamped title on the spine. With twelve full-page illustrations by Gordon Browne. The extremities are rubbed, the spine is rolled, and the text block has periodic cracks. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle. Bleiler CFL. Reginald 03198. Listed in "American Lost-Race Fiction: The Stuart Teitler Collection," a catalog produced in 2008 by Serendipity Books of Berkeley, California. Good. Item #41858
A fantastic adventure in the style of Jules Verne, and a popular, best-selling boy's book of the period.