“There will not always be scientific men, perhaps, but there always will be poets.” : Jules Verne - Five Weeks in a Balloon (ca. 1869)
“There will not always be scientific men, perhaps, but there always will be poets.” : Jules Verne - Five Weeks in a Balloon (ca. 1869)
“There will not always be scientific men, perhaps, but there always will be poets.” : Jules Verne - Five Weeks in a Balloon (ca. 1869)
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“There will not always be scientific men, perhaps, but there always will be poets.” : Jules Verne - Five Weeks in a Balloon (ca. 1869)

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VERNE, Jules. Five Weeks in a Balloon; or Journeys and Discoveries in Africa by Three Englishmen. Translated by “William Lackland,” New York: Hurst & Co. 1869 [likely later]


(185 x 120 mm) pp. 345. Frontispeice and three illustrations. Candidate for BINDING COPY. Though dated 1869, it is likely a later issue.

 

An early American version suffering from the typical Anglophone treatment of Verniana-- publishers believed that the English-reading audience would assume the literature was intended for children if the illustrations were left in. Wanting to appeal to a broader audience, the illustrations, which Verne intended to be read alongside the text, were often reduced or omitted entirely.