The Limited Editions Club, Los Angeles, 1962. Quarter parchment over marbled paper-covered boards, gold paper spine label, slipcase. Ray Bradbury wrote the introduction to this handsome limited edition of Jules Verne's classic adventure novel.When Phileas Fogg's adventure appeared in 1873 as a serial in Le Monde, it caused a sensation. Bradbury writes, it was just far enough from the possible to make it exciting and provocative, and it was near enough to fantasy to keep it from bogging down in humdrum reality. As the fictional Fogg ran by steamer, elephant, and locomotive across seas and jungles and Indian territories, his actual readers wagered on the final outcome of the journey. Foreign correspondents cabled Fogg's progress back to their home papers. Steamship companies approached Verne with cash rewards if he could arrange to have Fogg make his final run across the Atlantic in one of their ships. Wilson, who signed the colophon, created the 16 hand-colored pen-and-wash drawings, and the 37 two-color miniature drawings that open each chapter as well. Saul and Lillian Marks designed the book using a Joanna font printed at The Plantin Press. The binding is quarter English vellum stamped in gold and black, with French hand-made marbled paper sides bearing a deep-blue marine pattern; page tops are stained blue. Limited to 1500 numbered copies signed by Wilson, this being #647. The hand-coloring done by stencil in the studios of Walter Fischer of New York.
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