The Desert of Ice


This antique hardcover book has pictorial brown cloth boards. Front cover has black etching, reverse black lettering and an illustration of an explorer and his dog. Spine has decorative reverse gilt lettering and gilt illustration of a dog piloting a ship. Mild edgewear; binding a bit loose, but holding; bookplate from private, 19th-century library on front inner board; most inner pages clean. Front free endpaper shows some mild damage near top, appears to have gotten attached to the next page. More than 100 black-and-white illustrations throughout this fantastical story of a North Pole expedition that takes an unexpected turn. 206 pages; approx. 5"x7".



  • The Desert of Ice; or, The Further Adventures of Captain Hatteras
  • Jules Verne
  • Porter & Coates, 1874