Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne [ILLUSTRATED HARDCOVER] 1992
Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne
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Gilded heavyweight hardcover w decorative frontispiece, leatherette spine and original inserts. Full page illustrations by Lars Hokanson.
Book is in very good condition. Lower right hand corner of back cover has a hazy spot of what looks like rub wear or sticker ghosting. Otherwise, mint.
An adventurous geology professor chances upon a manuscript in which a 16th-century explorer claims to have found a route to the earth's core. Professor Lidenbrock can't resist the opportunity to investigate, and with his nephew Axel, he sets off across Iceland in the company of Hans Bjelke, a native guide. The expedition descends into an extinct volcano toward a sunless sea, where they encounter a subterranean world of luminous rocks, antediluvian forests, and fantastic marine life — a living past that holds the secrets to the origins of human existence.