20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne (The Heritage Press)


Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1956. The Heritage Press. Beautifully hand-colored illustrations throughout.

Slipcase in Poor. condition.

Introduction by Fletcher Pratt. Illustrations by Edward A. Wilson Translated to English by Mercier Lewis.

An American frigate, tracking down a ship-sinking monster, faces not a living creature but an incredible invention — a fantastic submarine commanded by the mysterious Captain Nemo.  Suddenly a devastating explosion leaves just three survivors, who find themselves prisoners inside Nemo’s death ship on an underwater odyssey around the world from the pearl-laden waters of Ceylon to the icy dangers of the South Pole . . .as Captain Nemo, one of the greatest villians ever created, takes his revenge on all society.

More than a marvelously thrilling drama, this classic novel, written in 1870, foretells with uncanny accuracy the inventions and advanced technology of the twentieth century and has become a literary stepping-stone for generations of science fiction writers.

Book is tender with mull exposed along front endpage and spine. Light wear to corners, dirt along upper edge. Slip Case is broken, complete and needs mending and is not missing any part. Binding copy.