The Blockade Runners.
London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876. 7-1/2" x 5-1/4". [2, ads], , 120, , [16, ads], [2, ads], [4, bound-in advert for "The Select Library of Fiction"] pp + frontispiece. Complete with 14 b&w plates in text. Original green illustrated wraps, bound into new burgundy cloth binding lettered in gilt, with gilt initials "B. G." to front board, new endpapers. Cloth binding clean and sharp; ownership blind-stamp and ink date to front endpaper. Original wrappers lightly edgeworn and rubbed; occasional light foxing or minor soiling. Very Good+.
Part of Low's Authorised and Illustrated Editions of Jules Verne's Works, priced at one shilling on the front cover. Set during the American Civil War, the novella features James Playfair, a British merchant who runs the blockade at Charleston to trade military supplies for cotton, and again to rescue a Union prisoner. It was first published in French as Les forceurs de blocus in 1865, and translated into English in 1874.
Uncommon in the original wrappers.