I work with old books like these every day. I especially like what you sometimes find inside old books: love notes in fading calligraphy, a dainty piece of lace that must have been a bookmark and, best of all, a perfectly pressed leaf or flower from some faraway time and place.
Original Jules Verne book cover from 1800's. The Voyages Extraordinaires (literally Extraordinary Voyages or Extraordinary Journeys) are a series of fifty-four novels by the French writer Jules Verne, originally published between 1863 and 1905. Currently reading Around the World in 80 Days.