Jules Verne - Around the World in Eighty Days - signed Folio first edition
Illustrated and signed by by Kristjana S. Williams
Translated by P. Desages
The Folio Society presents Jules Verne’s fantastical adventure Around the World in Eighty Days in a spectacularly fitting edition, replete with a giant fold-out map designed by sought-after artist Kristjana S. Williams.
In betting fellow members of the famous Reform Club half his fortune that he can circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days, Phileas Fogg embarks on the most famous race in literature. Accompanied by his hot-blooded valet Passepartout, Fogg must face snowbound passes, sweltering jungles, opium dens, Sioux attacks and an alluring Indian princess to win the wager. But can our intrepid adventurers complete this thrilling race and make it back in time? Part globetrotting travelogue, part mystery caper, Around the World in Eighty Days is, above all, an adventure romance that still entertains almost 150 years after its first publication. Sitting perfectly beside Verne’s quirky narrative is the flamboyant nature-inspired artistry of award-winning Kristjana S. Williams, whose incredible large-scale fold-out map reveals the full spectacle of Fogg’s riotous escapades. Teeming with technicolour flora and fauna, the map also includes a host of period features. The Victoriana theme continues with Williams’s equally mesmerising binding design and a series of highly inventive chapter headings.
Bound in printed and blocked cloth
Set in Bulmer with Latin display
31 integrated black & white motifs
Large fold-out colour map in corner pocket
9½″ x 6¼″