Corsaire Triplex. Paul D'IVOI.

Corsaire Triplex.

Paris: Ancienne Libraire Furne, circa 1870.

Quarto, engraved title in red and black, extensively illustrated; a bright fine copy in the original lavishly decorated pictorial cloth with bevelled boards, all edges gilt.

A fine copy of this beautifully illustrated deluxe edition of Corsaire Triplex, in which the daring heroes Armand and Robert Lavar├Ęde travel to Australia and the Pacific on the "Karrovarka", an electric floating fortress

A fine copy of this beautifully illustrated deluxe edition of Corsaire Triplex, in which the daring heroes Armand and Robert Lavarède travel to Australia and the Pacific on the "Karrovarka", an electric floating fortress

This delightful story, with its uncommon Australasian theme, is by the French adventure writer Paul d'Ivoi, and is part of a series of works published as the Voyages Excentriques. The series was intended to capitalise on the tremendous fascination with the works of Jules Verne, and certainly makes a striking visual comparison with the glorious editions of Verne published around the turn of the twentieth century. This work was written by "Paul d'Ivoi", actually the writer Paul Deleutre (1856-1915). Deleutre came from three generations of writers, beginning as a journalist writing for Le Journal Des Voyages and the newspaper Le Matin. In time he become one of the most successful writers of juvenile adventure novels, and ultimately published some 21 volumes for this series.

Deleutre's work is famous for its adventurous plots and fast pace, even when compared with the novels of Jules Verne. Cosaire Triplex follows the story of Robert Lavarède who flees to Australia and meets the "Corsaire Triplex", although many of the plot devices are now considered variations on Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea. In his novels, Deleutre's heroes often circumnavigate the globe and dive under the sea on fantastic futuristic machines and use modern technology including cinematography, the telephone and submarines.

The work is lavishly illustrated with many engravings, some full page, and a further 8 full paged tinted lithographs all by Louis Tinayre (1861-1941).

Price (AUD): $1,150.00  other currencies     Ref: #3604461