this is an amazing book!! i have the original book from 1896 that I bought at a flea market for $2!! It is in great condition for being over 110 years old and I truly enjoy this book! Reprints are nice and keep literature from fading into oblivion but there is something to be said about holding a hundred year old book in your hands. Truly a fantastic read that reveals old ways of thinking and a world lost to time where people actually explored their world on their own instead of blindly listening to news reports.