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Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle. 1873.
xvi, 315, [1 blank], 48 ad's dated October 1873. Illustrated throughout in black & white. Original red pictorial cloth, gilt. All edges gilt. Octavo. First U. K. edition and the first edition in English. First issue. Binding a little tired and rubbed; inner joints repaired; small tears at heel; internally clean without foxing. Contained in a modern morocco-backed folding box. Rare. This title was first issued in English in the United States as an unillustrated edition entitled, The Tour of the World in Eighty Days, in 1873 (the same year as the first French edition). The first illustrated edition in English was published in the U.K. in 1873, but only a few copies bear that date on the title-page, and they are extremely rare, the vast majority being dated 1874 (itself a rare book in anything better than good condition). The first illustrated American edition was prepared from the sheets of the English edition.