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SOLD- Vintage book Tour of the World in Eighty Days (original title of Around the World in Eighty Days) by Jules Verne 1887 Franklin Edition

SOLD- Vintage book Tour of the World in Eighty Days (original title of Around the World in Eighty Days) by Jules Verne 1887 Franklin Edition

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There is no other book like this one.

Firstly, yes, the story Around the World in Eighty Days as we know it was originally published under a different title -- learn something new every day! That of course makes this edition (a rare Franklin Edition) special right off the bat, not even getting into all the other details of this book that make it stand out from others. Tour of the World in Eighty Days was printed originally in 1873, and translated from the French as Jules Verne was a French author. This one didn't come out until 1887, but the title still hadn't changed to the popular "Around" we all know it as today, and would not change until later in the 1900s.

Jules Verne was embarking on new territory with this one, a now classic adventure novel following character-with-the-best-name-ever Phileas Fogg (from London, of course) and his French valet-with-an-equally-amazing-name Passepartout (Passport, right?) as they try to circumnavigate the world in the 1800s without the modern technologies in transportation we use today and are so used to. Back then this idea, traveling the world--the whole world!--in just 80 days would have seemed impossible, and so the book grabbed you by the title right away with such a crazy idea. People were curious as to what in the world the book could hold and how in the world this "tour of the world" would be possible, even in fiction.

The budget for our Fogg and Passepartout was 20,000 Euro, which today equals to about 2,000,000 Euro, which is given to the ambitious travelers by the "Reform Club" -- keep in mind prestigious men's clubs were all the rage back then, so of course they'd give that much money for these two to do this out-there world tour thing, right? Hahaha. Oh man, if someone would give me that money to travel the world I'd go as fast as they wanted, however many days they told me. Sign me up.

Here are some quotes that will give you a style of the story, written by the traveller of all travelers, or at least in his (and thanks to him and this book, our) mind:

--One of my favorites from Passport (I'm just going to call him that, through the whole book that's what I read his name as lol) -- "Very curious, very curious,” said Passepartout to himself, on returning to the steamer. “I see that it is by no means useless to travel, if a man wants to see something new."

Well, duh. :P

--A quote that works well in so many situations, and really struck me: "The chance which now seems lost may present itself at the last moment."

--And at last, my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE: "Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real."

...okay one more, because it is really cute, at least to me: "Why, you are a man of heart!"
"Sometimes," replied Phileas Fogg, quietly. "When I have the time."

So tour the world with these men from your seat without traveling at all. It's the best thing books can be used for.

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full title: Tour of the World in Eighty Days
-Author: Jules Verne
-Format: Hardcover, special Franklin Edition, illustrated with gold on spine, bright red boards with black engravings, wax sheet protecting frontispiece from title page
-Condition: There is a small smudge on the cover you can see in the pictures, and the first page has the number "30" written on it in red, for some reason, at the top. Wax sheet still connected to book but not at bottom (see in pics) and front cover's binding shows break on title page but is tight and connected regardless. Overall in great condition!
-Publisher: Worthington Co, New York, 747 Broadway
-Copyright: 1874 Charles E Warburton
-Date published: 1887
-Provenance: I found this one at a bookstore I go to sometimes and the bright red cover jumped out at me before anything else. When I saw "Tour of the world" instead of "Around the world" I was unsure if I'd picked up a different book, but then found out it was the original title of the masterpiece by Jules Verne we are all familiar with but few have read. I was so excited! Especially considering it is an illustrated edition and in good condition I couldn't have been happier, though I can't tell who owned it before as it wasn't signed, and the book was anonymously dropped off with no story to it. Oh well, more the mystery! I picked it up in Connecticut near the shore May 2017.
-Pricing: This book's price is based on the many other editions of the work I could find online. While browsing through them I compared every detail in each of the editions to come around to the worth of this edition over others, and took into consideration its special attributes and the rarity of this specific edition compared with the others. Ultimately I did take into account it isn't a first edition, however, which would cost in the thousands of course!
There is no other book like this one.

Firstly, yes, the story Around the World in Eighty Days as we know it was originally published under a different title -- learn something new every day! That of course makes this edition (a rare Franklin Edition) special right off the bat, not even getting into all the other details of this book that make it stand out from others. Tour of the World in Eighty Days was printed originally in 1873, and translated from the French as Jules Verne was a French author. This one didn't come out until 1887, but the title still hadn't changed to the popular "Around" we all know it as today, and would not change until later in the 1900s.

Jules Verne was embarking on new territory with this one, a now classic adventure novel following character-with-the-best-name-ever Phileas Fogg (from London, of course) and his French valet-with-an-equally-amazing-name Passepartout (Passport, right?) as they try to circumnavigate the world in the 1800s without the modern technologies in transportation we use today and are so used to. Back then this idea, traveling the world--the whole world!--in just 80 days would have seemed impossible, and so the book grabbed you by the title right away with such a crazy idea. People were curious as to what in the world the book could hold and how in the world this "tour of the world" would be possible, even in fiction.

The budget for our Fogg and Passepartout was 20,000 Euro, which today equals to about 2,000,000 Euro, which is given to the ambitious travelers by the "Reform Club" -- keep in mind prestigious men's clubs were all the rage back then, so of course they'd give that much money for these two to do this out-there world tour thing, right? Hahaha. Oh man, if someone would give me that money to travel the world I'd go as fast as they wanted, however many days they told me. Sign me up.

Here are some quotes that will give you a style of the story, written by the traveller of all travelers, or at least in his (and thanks to him and this book, our) mind:

--One of my favorites from Passport (I'm just going to call him that, through the whole book that's what I read his name as lol) -- "Very curious, very curious,” said Passepartout to himself, on returning to the steamer. “I see that it is by no means useless to travel, if a man wants to see something new."

Well, duh. :P

--A quote that works well in so many situations, and really struck me: "The chance which now seems lost may present itself at the last moment."

--And at last, my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE: "Anything one man can imagine, other men can make real."

...okay one more, because it is really cute, at least to me: "Why, you are a man of heart!"
"Sometimes," replied Phileas Fogg, quietly. "When I have the time."

So tour the world with these men from your seat without traveling at all. It's the best thing books can be used for.

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full title: Tour of the World in Eighty Days
-Author: Jules Verne
-Format: Hardcover, special Franklin Edition, illustrated with gold on spine, bright red boards with black engravings, wax sheet protecting frontispiece from title page
-Condition: There is a small smudge on the cover you can see in the pictures, and the first page has the number "30" written on it in red, for some reason, at the top. Wax sheet still connected to book but not at bottom (see in pics) and front cover's binding shows break on title page but is tight and connected regardless. Overall in great condition!
-Publisher: Worthington Co, New York, 747 Broadway
-Copyright: 1874 Charles E Warburton
-Date published: 1887
-Provenance: I found this one at a bookstore I go to sometimes and the bright red cover jumped out at me before anything else. When I saw "Tour of the world" instead of "Around the world" I was unsure if I'd picked up a different book, but then found out it was the original title of the masterpiece by Jules Verne we are all familiar with but few have read. I was so excited! Especially considering it is an illustrated edition and in good condition I couldn't have been happier, though I can't tell who owned it before as it wasn't signed, and the book was anonymously dropped off with no story to it. Oh well, more the mystery! I picked it up in Connecticut near the shore May 2017.
-Pricing: This book's price is based on the many other editions of the work I could find online. While browsing through them I compared every detail in each of the editions to come around to the worth of this edition over others, and took into consideration its special attributes and the rarity of this specific edition compared with the others. Ultimately I did take into account it isn't a first edition, however, which would cost in the thousands of course!

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