Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne [ILLUSTRATED HARDCOVER] 1956 • Nelson Doubleday

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Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne with illustrations by Henry C. Pitz [Capitaine Nemo #2]


Vintage hardcover with dust jacket in excellent condition.  

Dust jacket has some wear to edges; a few sealed edge tears.  Looks great in a new Archival Quality brodart jacket protector. 

Book itself is beautiful and reads as new.  Tiny spot to top of text block.  Otherwise near mint.

When an unidentified “monster” threatens international shipping, French oceanographer Pierre Aronnax and his unflappable assistant Conseil join an expedition organized by the US Navy to hunt down and destroy the menace. After months of fruitless searching, they finally grapple with their quarry, but Aronnax, Conseil, and the brash Canadian harpooner Ned Land are thrown overboard in the attack, only to find that the “monster” is actually a futuristic submarine, the Nautilus, commanded by a shadowy, mystical, preternaturally imposing man who calls himself Captain Nemo. Thus begins a journey of 20,000 leagues—nearly 50,000 miles—that will take Captain Nemo, his crew, and these three adventurers on a journey of discovery through undersea forests, coral graveyards, miles-deep trenches, and even the sunken ruins of Atlantis.