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Every book has a story, but some books have a more interesting story than others.
This page will highlight some of these books.
November 5, 2018
Sticking with autographs,
Here is an important one:
My copy of Dr Ox and Other stories, ARCO Publications, London
This is a very important series, although heavilly edited, for the number of titles that appeared in an easily accessible format in libraries and private collections, and for the titles that had not been translated before.
So this autograph is important for its hisstory, connected with the promoting of Jules Verne in the 50's, 60's, 70's and beyond.
To A J Batchelor
I. O. Evans
February 2, 2018
Una Citta Galleggiante
("Une Ville Flottante / A Floating City", in Italian.)
This book is unique in that it is a very early edition of A Floating City, published in Italy in 1875
This book came from the collection of James Iraldi, one of the founders of the American Jules Verne Society. His friend was Nat Bengis, another founder of the Society.
This book is inscribed to Nat Bengis as follows:
To My Ver
Edmondo Marcucci was a founder of the Société Jules Verne, France.
He wrote the book Les Illustrations des Voyages Extraordinaires de Jules Verne (Bordeaux: Ed. Société Jules Verne, 1956) and Giulio Verne e la sua Opera (Roma. Albrighi, Segati. 1935)