Last updated: May 13, 2019

English Book Sets/Series

On this page are listed various "Sets" of Jules Verne titles. None of the sets contain ALL Jules Vernes novels, but some come close.

You can jumpe directly to some of the sets by following the following links (NOTE: NOT all the listed sets have a link here):

Works of Jules Verne-
15 volume set, Vincent Parke and Company

Click to view a Full Description of the Vincent Parke Sets

Works of Jules Verne- a 15 volume set

Vincent Parke and Company,
New York and London (1911)
Edited by Charles F. Horne, Ph. D.

Full Works of Jules Verne Description

(The description at the front of each volume indicates he was 
"Professor of English, College of the City of New York; Author of The Technique of the Novel, etc.") 
This set does not contain ALL the books and stories written by Jules Verne. The following explaination for the stories chosen for this set is taken from the preface about Jules Verne in volume 1 written by Charles F. Horne:  
"... Yet, in no spirit of unfairness, we must admit that Jules Verne's claim upon the Academy rather decreased with added years. Most of his later books by no means equal his earlier ones. A man over seventy may well be pardoned if he no longer writes with the fresh fancy and confident vigor of thirty-five. To present all Verne's later work to American readers would be fair neither to the fame of the author nor to the pocket of the public. Therefore a labor of selection has been necessary. All the works that have made Jules Verne beloved, all that present his imaginary inventions, his prophecies of the future, every work that honest critics have though worth preserving, is included in this edition. It presents not only those books crowned by the French Academy, but all those crowned by the verdict of that final judge, that best of judges when long years run full, that judge to whom all our work must be submitted in the end, the general public.  
To them this work is dedicated.  
Charles F. Horne

Jules Verne's Works, Uniform Edition

Jules Verne's Works
Uniform Edition
/ Uniform Binding

Charles Scribner's Sons
New York
Full Uniform Edition Description

This series, in a Red binding contains 14 volumes,
all are published in 8vo and are illustrated:

  1. Around the World in 80 Days
  2. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  3. Michael Strogoff
  4. A Floating City and the Blockade Runners
  5. Hector Servadac
  6. Dick Sands
  7. A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
  8. The Mysterious Island
  9. From the Earth to the Moon Direct in Ninety-Seven Hours, Twenty Minutes; and a Journey Around It
  10. Steam House
  11. Giant Raft
  12. The Exploration of the World: Famous Travels and Travellers
  13. The Exploration of the World: The Great Navigators
  14. Exploration of the World: The Explorers of the Nineteenth Century

Various printings

1886 - identified on title page as Uniform Edition

1904, 1906, 1908
no series name on title page, but on a page before the title, says Jules Verne's Works, 14 volumes in uniform binding

George Routledge and Sons, Limited


Routledge 1875/1876 Double Volumes
George Routledge and Sons, Limited

Many (All?) of these double volumes have a catalogue in the back, dated August 1875, and the title pages are dated 1876!

The titles seen in this "seires" are:

  1. The Adventures of Captain Hatteras (Variant B)
  2. A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
    & Five Weeks in a Balloon
  3. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  4. ...




Jules Verne Library
George Routledge and Sons, Limited

Some of the volumes dated 1887, the others are not dated.
One noted inscribed 1885

Noted in Red and Gray and brown

This set Includes:

  1. From the Earth to the Moon
  2. Journey to the Centre of the Earth
  3. The Field of Ice
  4. The English at the North Pole
  5. Five Weeks in a Balloon
  6. Round the World in Eighty Days
  7. A Floating City and The Blockade Runners
  8. Voyage Round the World - New Zealand
  9. Voyage Round the World - Australia
  10. Voyage Round the World - S. America
  11. Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea - Part 1
  12. Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea - Part 2
  13. The Fur Country - Part 1 (inscr 1885)
  14. The Fur Country - Part 2
    (Only difference externally between part 1 and 2 is 1* or 2** below title on spine!)
  15. Three Russians and Three Englishmen
  16. ...

Most do not have illustrations, although two have illustrations on the title page, and one volume has several illustrations. Set of 14 hardcovers

5 x 7 inches.

Every Boy's Library
George Routledge and Sons, Limited

Broadway, Ludgate Hill
London, Glascow, Manchester, and New York
(aprox 1890-1900)

ed: I own 1 inscribed Xmas 1894

Described in the catalogue in the back of 1 book:
Books by Jules Verne. 1s. each. Cloth

This is a series of hard cover books. They measure a small 5 1/4 x 7 1/2 x 1/2 inches, and have yellow and red flowers on the cover (ed: I like to call it the Pansy series! though I know they are not pansys!). Some of the books have the publishers catalog printed on the end papers. 
I have seen covers in Red and Blue and Grey and Green

The only illustration is the Frontice, OR an image on the title page.

The series contains the following 15 volumes (consisting of 10 Verne stories): 

  1. Adventures of Three Englishment and Three Russians
  2. English at the North Pole
  3. Field of Ice (sequel to above)
  4. Five Weeks in a Balloon
  5. From the Earth to the Moon and Round the Moon
  6. A Floating City & The |Blockade Runners
  7. The Fur Country, Part 1
  8. The Fur Country, Part 2 
  9. Journey to the Centre of the Earth 
  10. Round the World in Eighty Days 
  11. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Part 1 
  12. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Part 2 
  13. A Voyage Round the World - South America
  14. A Voyage Round the World - Australia
  15. A Voyage Round the World - New Zealand

NOTE: See Above... The Fur Country Part 1, has been observed with 2 cover variations:
  1. With "Part 1" printed on the cover below "The Fur Country" and with "Vol. 1" on the spine
  2. With NO part indication on the cover, BUT the spine has 1 *, below the title


Every Boy's Library
George Routledge and Sons, Limited
London and New York

Titles seen in this series include:

  1. A Floating City - 1876
  2. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - 1876
  3. Round the World in Eighty Days - 1879
  4. English at the North Pole - 1876
  5. Three Russians and Three Englishmen - nd
  6. Journey to the Centre of the Earth
  7. ...




Every Boy's Library
George Routledge and Sons, Limited
London and New York
circa 1880

George Routledge and Sons
Broadway, Ludgate Hill
New York; 9, Lafayette Place
London

Titles seen in this series:

  1. From the Earth to the Moon
  2. Journey to the Centre of the Earth
  3. Round the World in Eighty Days
  4. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  5. A Voyage Round the World: South America
  6. A Voyage Round the World: Australia
  7. A Voyage Round the World: New Zealand
  8. The Field of Ice
  9. ...

Every Boy's Library
George Routledge and Sons, Limited
London and New York

in wraps

Circa 1889

Titles seen in this series:

  • Five Weeks in a Balloon
  • Voyage Round the World: South America
  • Voyage Round the World: Australia
  • Voyage Round the World: New Zealand
  • ...

Ward, Lock & Co / WL & Tyler / WL & Bowden

Ward Lock History


Jules Verne Library / Hardcover
Ward, Lock & Tyler (WLT)
nd Dec 1875 - pre Sept 1878

The date of "pre" 1878 is given above, because although "Tyler" left the firm in 1873, the name "Ward, Lock & Tyler" was used along with the "Paternoster row" address until the company moved to the Salisbury address in late 1878.(Ward Lock History)

London, The Examiner, Sat, Dec 4, 1875

Titles seen in this series binding include
**The Jules Verne Library is exclusively VERNE titles**:

  1. A Journey in the Interior of the Earth
    A Journey into the Interior of the Earth
    (Both on the cover!!!)
  2. The English at the North Pole
  3. ...
Yellowback - Ward, Lock & Tyler




Jules Verne Library / Yellowback
Ward, Lock & Tyler (WLT)
nd Dec 1875 - pre Sept 1878

nd - pre 1878
Ward, Lock and Tyler,
Warwick House, Paternoster Row,
London

The date of "pre" 1878 is given above, because although "Tyler" left the firm in 1873, the name "Ward, Lock & Tyler" was used along with the "Paternoster row" address until the company moved to the Salisbury address in late 1878.(Ward Lock History)

London, The Examiner, Sat, Dec 4, 1875

Titles seen in this series binding include
**The Jules Verne Library is exclusively VERNE titles**:

  1. A Journey into the Interior of the Earth
  2. The English at the North Pole
  3. The Ice Desert
  4. Five Weeks in a Balloon
  5. The Mysterious Document
  6. On the Track
  7. Among the Cannibals
  8. From the Earth to the Moon (New Edition with Coloured Pictures)
  9. Round the Moon (New Edition with Coloured Pictures)
  10. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (First Series)
  11. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Second Series)
  12. ...

Double Volume

The Youth's Library of Wonder and Adventure
Ward, Lock & Tyler (WLT)
nd Dec 1875 - pre Sept 1878

Crown 8vo., picture wrapper, 1s. each; cloth gilt, 1s 6d.; ditto, gilt edges, 2s.

Healthy literature for boys is here provided in a cheap and popular form.

nd - pre 1878
Ward, Lock and Tyler,
Warwick House, Paternoster Row,
London

Titles seen in this series binding include:

  1. A Journey into the Interior of the Earth
  2. The English at the North Pole
  3. The Ice Desert
  4. Five Weeks in a Balloon
  5. The Mysterious Document
  6. On the Track
  7. Among the Cannibals
  8. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Part I
  9. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Part II
  10. From the Earth to the Moon
  11. Round the Moon
  12. Around the World in Eighty Days
  13. ...

Double Volumes
Crown 8vo, picture boards, 2s. each; cloth gilt, 2s6d.; cloth extra, gilt, 3s6d.

  1. The Adventures of Captain Hatteras ("The English at the North Pole", and "The Ice Desert") with coloured pictures
  2. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. First and Second Series, Complete. With Coloured Pictures
  3. The Wonderful Travels. Containing "A Journey into the Interior of the Earth," and "Five Weeks in a Balloon." Ditto
  4. The Moon Voyage. Containing "From the Earth to the Moon," and "Round the Moon." with Coloured Pictures

The Youth's Library of Wonder and Adventure is NOT exclusive to Verne titles:





Jules Verne Library / Hardcover
Ward, Lock & Co. (WL)
nd - circa Sept 1878 onwards

nd-circa1878
Ward, Lock & Co.
Warwick House
Dorset Buildings, Salisbury Square
London

The date of 1878 is given above, because the company moved to the Salisbury address in late 1878.

The following are the titles ave been noted in the series:

  1. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Part 1)
  2. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Part 2)
  3. English At the North Pole (Part 1 Captain Hatteras)
  4. The Ice Desert (Part 2 Captain Hatteras)
  5. From the Earth to the Moon
  6. On the Track
  7. Around the World in Eighty Days
  8. Journey into the Interior of the Earth
  9. ...
Yellowback - Ward, Lock & Co.

Jules Verne Library / Yellowback
Ward, Lock & Co. (WL)
nd - circa Sept 1878 onwards

nd-circa1878
Ward, Lock & Co.
Warwick House
Dorset Buildings, Salisbury Square
London

Titles seen in this series binding include:

  1. The Mysterious Document
  2. On the Track
  3. Among the Cannibals
  4. ...



The Family Gift Series
Ward, Lock and Co.

Titles known in this series:

  1. The Moon Voyage (from the Earth & Round It)
  2. The Wonderful Travellers (Journey & Five Weeks)
  3. Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea
  4. (Captain hatteras - NOT SEEN , but Expected)
  5. ...

Some Images courtesy of Philip Hollaway


Yes, the top of the below cover does say The Youth's Library of Wonder and Adventure

The Youth's Library of Wonder and Adventure
Ward, Lock & Co

Titles seen in this series:

  1. Round the World in Eight Days
  2. A Journey into the Interior of the Earth
  3. ...

The Youth's Library series is NOT exclusive to Jules Verne

......

Ed: Below is my term for this series

Victorian Verne Vignette
Ward, Lock / Ward, Lock & Bowden

........

(above common spines, and unique spine!)

This series does not seem to have a name, but the spines have identical design, and the covers are very similar, so I have grouped them together as a Series.

They were published over approximately 10 years, from 1885 to 1895 by Ward, Lock & Co and Ward, Lock & Bowden.

The cover design, is very Victorian looking, with the title of the book in a decorative font, in gilt, with an image from the book in vignette form. Finally, most say "by Jules Verne", near the edge of the vignette.

Titles noted in this "Series" are:

  1. From the Earth to the Moon
  2. Round the Moon
  3. The English at the North Pole
  4. The Ice Desert (seen with common spine AND unique spine)
  5. Round the World in Eighty Days (no "By Jules Verne")
  6. Journey to the Interior of the Earth
  7. Mysterious Document - Not Seen (Pt 1 Captn Grant)
  8. On the Track (Pt 2 Captn Grant)
  9. Among the Cannibals (Pt 3 Captn Grant)
  10. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  11. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Part 2 (no "By Jules Verne")
  12. Five Weeks in a Balloon (no "By Jules Verne")
  13. ...

This Ward Lock binding was not used exclusively for Verne:

Jules Verne Series
"Sea Serpent Series"

(Ed Note: my designation)

Ward, Lock and Co, Limited,
London (aprox 1900-1905)

This is a series of hard cover books. They measure 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 x 7/8 inches. Their most distinguishing feature, is the cover art. The cover illustration is rather primitive, showing a hot air balloon, 2 ships, and a large 'SEA SERPENT'.
The serpent is repeated on the spine. Each book has 1 frontice  illustration by Henry Austin. 
I have seen covers in Red, Green and Blue. 

 The following are the 12 titles in the series: 

  1. Among the Cannibals
  2. Around the World in Eighty Days
  3. A Journey into the Interior of the Earth
  4. The Mysterious Document 
  5. On the Track
  6. Five Weeks in a Balloon (with Eatons receipt, Dec 1904)
  7. The English at the North Pole
  8. The Ice Desert
  9. From the Earth to the Moon
  10. Round the Moon (inscribed 1902)
  11. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Part 1) - 1 star on spine
  12. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (Part 2) - 2 stars on spine

(ANash: I have a real fondness for this series. The cover art is so primitive!)




"Sun and Clouds Cover"
Ward. Lock

Titles seen with this cover include:
  1. From the Earth to the Moon
  2. Round the Moon
  3. Around the World in 80 Days
  4. Among the Cannibals
  5. Journey Into the Interior of the Earth
  6. ...

Note: this cover was NOT exclusive to Jules Verne titles:


Worthington Frog-Tadpole Series
published 1880
-on title pg MDCCCLXXX

This is not really a series, but 2 different titles, with the exact same "odd" cover, to me makes a "Set"!!!

Titles in this Set:

  • The Mysterious Island
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Memorial Edition
The Best Novels of Jules Verne

nd - seen inscribed 1905

P F Collier & Son
New York

Titles include:

  1. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
  2. From the Earth to the Moon
  3. The Mysterious Island (?)
  4. Tour of the World in Eighty Days
  5. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

Jules Verne Series
Hurst & Company, Publishers,
New York (aprox 1909/1910)

This is a series of hard cover books. They measure 5 1/16 x 7 1/2 x 1 inches. The binding is beige with orange, yellow and black trim. The cover art, is an explorer, in yellow, wearing a pithe helmet, gazing through binoculars, and carrying a rifle. He is looking at  a sailing ship, and there is a bag of gold at his feet! The spine shows the  same explorer. 
The title on the spine has been noted in Gold and in Black. 
(Some books in the series are illustrated.  ) 
The following are the 8 titles in the series:
  • Adventures of a Special Correspondent in Central Asia
  • Astounding Adventures Amoung the Comets  
  • Facing the Flag 
  • Floating Island (Illustrated)
  • From the Earth to the Moon
  • Mysterious Island
  • Tour of the World in Eighty Days (seen inscribed Xmas 1910)
  • Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • ...

A L Burt
The Home Library Series

Similarly bound red covers

Titles seen in this series:

  1. From the Earth to the Moon
  2. 20,000 Leagues under the Sea
  3. Tour of the World in Eighty Days
  4. 800 Leagues on the Amazon
  5. Mysterious Island
  6. Michael Strogoff
  7. ...

This series is NOT just Jules Verne books!

A L Burt
Climber Series

(my name for this series!)

A.L Burt Company Publishers
52-58 Duane Street, New York

This series does not seem to have a name

The volumes have no date printed, but one has been observed with a 1912 inscription.

I assume that the titles in this cover design from AL Burt matches the list of titles in the below "Jules Verne Series" by A L Burt, since there is a climber on the top right of the below cover!

image courtesy of James Keeline


Above is the dustjacket

Below, is the cover under the dustjacket

Jules Verne Series
Verne's Famous Books of Adventure

Circa 1920s

A. L. Burt Company
114-120 East 23rd St., New York
(according to the DustJacket)

The books were published with a dustjacket.

There is no date printed, but inscribed date of 1922 & 1923

The Dustjacket looks like this:

The covers below the dustjacket look like this:

Titles viewed include (AND are all shown in this entry):

  1. 800 Leagues on the Amazon
  2. Dick Sand
  3. From the Earth to the Moon
  4. Michael Strogoff
  5. The Mysterious Island
  6. Tour of the World in 80 Days
  7. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

**Note, only the above 7 titles are listed on the back of the Dustjacket!

images courtesy of James Keeline

'Wasp' Edition (Ed Note: my designation)
Butler Brothers

New York and Chicago (aprox 1887/1888)

Series of hard cover books. They measure 5 1/4 x 7 5/8 x 1 inch. The bindings I have seen are in brown and red. The cover and spine art contain a maple leaf, and in addition, the cover has 2 'wasps' and the word 'edition', along with fancy 'scrolls'. I do not know the actual titles in the series, but I know of the following: 

-Mysterious Island 
-Tour of the World in 80 Days 
-20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 
-The Fur Country 
 


Alta Edition
Porter and Coates, Philadelphia

The bindings are brown or gold in colour.
There are 2 variations shown
1) with "ALTA EDITION" inside a square on top of a "leaf" design
2) with "ALTA EDITION" inside a script design (this variant is less common)

The titles I know of are the  following:

  • At the North Pole
  • Twenty Thousand Leauges Under the Sea
  • Underground City
  • Desert of Ice 

Franklin Edition (Version 1)
Square design with bees.

Books in this series are:
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
,,,

Franklin Edition (Version 2)
Round design

Books in this series include:
Five Weeks in a Balloon
The Giant Raft
...

Hurst and Co., New York
Arlington Edition

SAMPSON LOW Sets

Sampson Low History

Interestingly, I have found an ad from London, 1893, that indicates, that in October (preparing for the Christmas season?) that you could buy "cases" of Jules Verne novels (5 at a time), for a discount of 4 shillings (regulal price 5 shillings).
Here is that ad, from the October 20, 1893, London, Westminster Budget paper:


Pears' Soap Edition
Sampson Low (1880s,1890s)

(see a Sampson Low History)

Named because of the advertisement for Pears' Soap on the back cover.

Comprehensive and detailed listing with cover images available here.

Books in this series (39 and possibly a few more):

  1. Abandoned (Mysterious Island, Part 2)
  2. The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa
  3. The Archipelago on Fire
  4. Around the Moon (Round the Moon on Title page)
  5. Around the World in Eighty Days
  6. The Begums Fortune
  7. The Blockade Runners
  8. Burbank the Northerner (North Against South, Part 1)
  9. The Captain of the Guidara (Keraban the Inflexible, Part 1)
  10. The Child of the Cavern
  11. The Clipper of the Clouds
  12. The Cryptogrm (The Giant Raft, Part 2)
  13. The Demon of Cawnpore (The Steam House, Part 1)
  14. Dick Sands
  15. Dr Ox's Experiment, Master Zacharius
  16. Dropped From the Clouds (Mysterious Island, Part 1)
  17. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon (The Giant Raft Part 1)
  18. Five Weeks in a Balloon
  19. The Flight to France or The Memoirs of a Dragoon
  20. A Floating City
  21. From the Earth to the Moon
  22. The Fur Country
  23. Godfrey Morgan
  24. The Green Ray
  25. Hector Servadac
  26. The Lottery Ticket
  27. Martin Paz
  28. Mathias Sandorf, Part 1
  29. Mathias Sandorf, Part 2
  30. Michael Strogoff
  31. Scarpante the Spy (Keraban the Inflexible, Part 2)
  32. The Secret of the Island (Mysterious Island, Part 3)
  33. The Survivors of the Chancellor (Part 1 and 2 in 1 volume)
  34. Texar the Southerner (North Against South, Part 2)
  35. Tigers and Traitors (The Steam House, Part 2)
  36. Tribulations of a Chinaman
  37. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas (Complete in 2 parts)
  38. Vanished Diamond
  39. A Winter Amid the Ice

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Ltd
Gilt Title

Titles seen in this series:
  1. Clipper of the Clouds (1891)
  2. Burbank the Northerner (1881)
  3. Flight to France (1891)
  4. Texar the Southerner (1891)
  5. ...









Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Ltd
Gilt Title AND Gilt Banner

Titles seen in this series:
  1. Clipper of the Clouds
  2. The Child of the Cavern
  3. Five Weeks in a Balloon
  4. From the Earth to the Moon
  5. Martin Paz: The Indian Patriot
  6. The Fur Country
  7. The Mysterious Island - Dropped from the Clouds
  8. The Mysterious Island - The Secret of the Island
  9. The Mysterious Island - Abandoned
  10. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  11. Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa
  12. The Begum's Fortune
  13. Around the World in Eighty Days
  14. Around the Moon
  15. A Floating City
  16. Michael Strogoff
  17. The Lottery Ticket
  18. ...








ed: Note the different covers on the above Blockade Runners editions
One has an image from the book, the other an image of Jules Verne!

Jules Verne's Works
One Shilling

Low's Authorized & Illustrated Edition
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

Frys Cocoa instead of Pears' Soap? - These books appear to always have a Fry's Cocoa ad on the back cover

These volumes are paperbound, and probably have a title set, similar to the above listing of Pears Soap Editions, by Sampson Low.

All of these have the publisher listed as
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, which puts the date of publication around 1876-1890 (Sampson Low History)

Titles seen in this series:

  1. The Begum's Fortune
  2. Five Weeks in a Balloon
  3. A Winter Amid the Ice
  4. The Green Ray
  5. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Part 1
  6. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Part 2
  7. The Mysterious Island - Dropped From the Clouds
  8. The Mysterious Island - Abandoned
  9. The Mysterious Island - The Secret of the Island
  10. The Blockade Runners
  11. The Archipelago on Fire
  12. Around the World in Eighty Days
  13. Around the Moon
  14. A Floating City
  15. The Child of the Cavern
  16. ...

Sampson Low, Marston & Co.
Art Deco

Titles seen in this series:
  1. Dropped From the CLouds
  2. Abandoned
  3. Secret of the Island
  4. The Child of the Cavern
  5. Tigers and Traitors
  6. Demon of Cawnpore
  7. Five Weeks in a Balloon
  8. From the Earth to the Moon
  9. ...

Paste Down / Celestial Cover
Sampson Low

Titles in this series include:

  1. The Floating Island
  2. The Cryptogram
  3. The Adventures of Three Englishmen
  4. Dick Sands
  5. ...

This cover was NOT used exclusively for Jules Verne!

Chronicles of the IMP Series
Sampson Low

In the late 1920's, Sampson Low issued Jules Verne books with a Dustjacket, that always had an ad on the back, advertising
The Chronicles of the IMP by Jeffery Farnol

Titles in this Series include:

  1. Secret of the Island
  2. Master of the World
  3. Flight to France
  4. The Fur Country
  5. ...




Onion Dome / Taj Mahal
Sampson Low.

In the mid to late teens (1915-1920) , Sampson Low published Jules Verne books with a "Taj Mahal"/"Onion Dome" type cover.

The title page of these books is undated, but books have been observed with:

  • a 1916 Xmas inscription
  • a 1917 Xmas inscription
  • a 1918 BookPlate for a school prize

Titles with this cover include:

  1. Around the World in Eight days
  2. Clipper of the Clouds
  3. Dropped From the Clouds
  4. Abandoned
  5. Secret of the Island
  6. Five Weeks in a Balloon
  7. From the Earth to the Moon and a Trip Round It
  8. The Lottery Ticket (and The Vanished Diamond)
  9. The Lottery Ticket and The Begums Fortune
  10. The Lottery Ticket (and The Flight to France)
  11. 800 Leagues Up the Amazon
  12. The Floating Island
  13. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  14. Godfrey Morgan
  15. ...


Monkey Jungle Cover
Sampson Low

The covers come in both a Coloured Jungle image as well, as an outline image on the basic cover!

Titles seen in this series:
  1. The Cryptogram
  2. The End of Nana Sahib
  3. Texar the Southerner
  4. The Vanished Diamond
  5. The Secret of the Island
  6. From the Earth to the Moon
  7. Round the Moon
  8. Tigers and Traitors
  9. ...

This cover was NOT used exclusively for Jules Verne!




Big Ship Cover
Sampson Low, Martson & Co Ltd.

The covers come in both a Coloured Ship image as well, as an outline image on the basic cover!

I do not know if there is a difference in price between the 2

One dustjacket shown to the left

Price 1'6p

An example has been seen inscribed 1923

The titles seen in this series include:

  1. 800 Leagues Up the Amazon
  2. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  3. Three Englishmen and Three Russians
  4. The Floating Island (nd - inscr 1919)
  5. The Mystery of the Franklin
  6. Godfrey Morgan
  7. The Flight to France
  8. The Vanished Diamond
  9. ...

This cover was NOT used exclusively for Jules Verne!

Small Ship Cover
Sampson Low

An example has been seen inscribed 1934

The titles seen in this series include:

  1. Adrift in the Pacific
  2. Clipper of the Clouds (nd Inscr 1934)
  3. Mystery of the Franklin
  4. ...

This cover was NOT used exclusively for Jules Verne!

Group of Explorers
Sampson Low

  1. Adrift in the Pacific
  2. Secret of the Island (175pgs/32Ads)
  3. Texar the Southerner A Tale of the American Civil War
  4. ...


Hutchinson Series
Hutchinson and Company, London

1890s - one copy inscribed 1893

Red and Green covers with images from Verne's novels (Albatross, Giant Raft, Ice scene, ...)
Title on gilt background on some, and plain background on others.

Books in the series:

  1. English at the North Pole
  2. Desert of Ice
  3. Five Weeks in a Balloon
    & A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
  4. Captain Hatteras; or The English at the North Pole
    & A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
  5. Journey to the Centre of the Earth
  6. Round the World in Eighty Days
  7. ...


Jules Verne Series

M A Donohue
Chicago

Cover depicts 2 men in a balloon. Cover is green with black and cream highlights.
The series came in a matching dustjacket, but it is rare to find it.

Series titles include:

  1. The Cryptogram
  2. Claudius Bombarnac
  3. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
  4. Floating Islands
  5. From the Earth to the Moon
  6. Michael Strogoff
  7. Mysterious Island
  8. Around the Moon
  9. Ticket No. "9672"
  10. Tour of the World in Eighty Days
  11. A Trip Around the World in a Flying machine
  12. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Archipelago on Fire

The Green Ray

North Against South

The Will of an Eccentric

The Grant Educational Co., Limited

Glascow Book Saloons,
91 and 93 Union Street.
Glascow


These books, do not have a date on the title page. They are circa 1900 - 1915 (one seen inscribed 1913)
Each is bound in in a faux leather binding with "JV" in intials on the rounded edge cover in gilt, and on the title page.
Illustrated, and gilt edges all round.

Maroon, Blue, Green (and red?) seen.

My guess is that it "might" be a memorial edition, published around the time of Jules Verne's death (1905). No way to confirm that at the moment.

The titles in this series identified so far are:

  1. Archipelago on Fire
  2. The Green Ray
  3. Mathias Sandorf (published in 2 parts)
  4. The Will of an Eccentric

Fitzroy Edition (hard cover)

Arco Publications, London
Bernard Hannison, London
Associated Booksellers, Westport Connecticut

Full Fitzroy Edition Description

Series titles include:

l. Adrift in the Pacific (pt 1: Two Years Vacation)
2. Among the Cannibals (pt 2: Children of Captain Grant)
3. Anomalous Phenomena (pt 1: Hector Servadac) 
4. Around the World in 80 Days
5. At the North Pole  (pt 1: Captain Hatteras) 
6. Begum's Fortune (aka: 500 Millions of the Begum)
7. Black Diamonds (aka: Child of the Cavern)
8. Burbank the Northerner (pt 1: North Against South)
9. Carpathian Castle
10. Chancellor (aka: Wreck of the Chancellor)
11. City in the Sahara  (pt 2: Barsac Mission)
12. Claim on Forty Mile Creek  (pt 1: Golden Volcano)
13. Clipper of the Clouds
14. The Cryptogram (pt 2: Jangada/Giant Raft) 
15. Danube Pilot 
16. Demon of Cawnpore  (pt 1: Steam House) 
17. Down the Amazon  (pt 1: Jangada/Giant Raft)
18. Drama in Livonia 
19. Dropped from the Clouds  (pt 1: Mysterious Island)
20. Dr Ox and Other Stories
21. End of the Journey (pt 2: Thompson and Company, Agents)
22. Five Weeks in a Balloon
23. Flight to France
24. A Floating City
25. Flood and Flame  (pt 2: Golden Volcano) 
26. For the Flag
27. From the Earth to the Moon 
28. Green Ray + The Blockade Runners 
29. Homeward Bound  (pt 2: Hector Servadac) 
30. Hunt for the Meteor  (aka: Chase of the Golden Meteor)
31. Into the Abyss  (pt 2: Family Without a Name)
32. Into the Niger Bend  (pt 1: Barsac Mission)
33. Journey to the Centre of the Earth
34. Leader of the Resistance  (pt 1: Family Without a Name)
35. Masterless Man  (pt 1: Survivors of the Jonathan)
36. Master of the World
37. Measuring a Meridian  (aka: Adventures of 3 Englishmen...) 
38. Michael Strogoff 
39. Mysterious Document  (pt 1: Children of Captain Grant)
40. Mystery of Arthur Gordon Pym  (aka: Sphinx of the Icefields)
41. Package Holiday  (pt 1: Thompson and Company, Agents) 
42. Propeller Island  (aka: Floating Island) 
43. The Purchase of the North Pole 
44. Round the Moon 
45. Salvage from the Cynthia  (aka: Wreck of the Cynthia)
46. School for Crusoes  (aka: School for Robinsons) 
47. Sea Serpent  (aka: Tales of Jean-Marie Cabidoulin)
48. Second Year Ashore  (pt 2: Two Years Vacation) 
49. Secret of the Island  (pt of 2 Mysterious Island) 
50. Secret of Wilhelm Storitz 
51. Show on Ice (pt 2: Caesar Cascabel) 
52. Southern Star Mystery 
53. Sun in Eclipse  (pt 1: Fur Country) 
54. Texar the Southerner (pt 2: North Against South)
55. Through the Bering Straight (pt 2: Fur Country) 
56. Tigers and Traitors (pt 2: Steam House) 
57. Travelling Circus (pt 1: Caesar Cascabel) 
58. Tribulations of a Chinese Gentleman 
59. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea 
60. Unwilling Dictator  (pt 2: Castaways of the Jonathan)
61. Village in the Treetops
62. Wilderness of Ice  (pt 2: Captain Hatteras)
63. Yesterday and Tomorrow

Fitzroy Edition (paperback)

Full Fitzroy Edition Description

Series titles include:

  1. Begum's Fortune
  2. Carpathian Castle
  3. City in the Sahara
  4. Demon of Cawnpore
  5. For the Flag
  6. Hunt for the Meteor
  7. Into the Niger Bend
  8. Tigeers and Traitors
  9. Village in the Treetops
  10. Yesterday and Tomorrow

NEW TRANSLATIONS OF JULES VERNE'S WORKS BELOW

*** Very important LANDMARK in the history of Jules Verne translations and appreciation


Walter James Miller Translations
Thomas Y. Crowell Publishers

In 1976 and 1978, Thomas Y. Crowell Publishers, published 2 volumes Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and Freom the Earth to the Moon, which were LANDMARK books that brought to the publics attention the disservice that was made to Jules Verne by poor translations.

They have been republished and updated a few times:

These are the Walter James Miller translations:

  1. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1976 Hardcover-DJ)
    Thomas Y. Crowell Publisher
  2. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1977-8 Paperback)
    Meridian - New American Library
  3. From the Earth to the Moon (1978 Hardcover-DJ)
    Thomas Y. Crowell Publisher
  4. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1993 Hardcover-DJ)
    with Frederick Paul Walter - US Naval Institue Press
  5. From the Earth to the Moon (1995 Hardcover-DJ)
    Updated Edition - Gramercy Books

Notes on Dustjacket: of the 1976 edition of Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea
"Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea has been in print in English for more than a century, but only now, with the appearance of this restored and annotated version, is it possible for the English-reading audience to appreciate the true greatness of this classic \novel.
By comparing the standard translation from which almost all current editions of this book are derived against Verne's original French text, Walter James Miller has made a series of remarkable discoveries that put this novel -- and Verne himself -- in a totally new light. The standard translation, it is now revealed, amounted to a literary hatchet job: The full text of the book, as presented here, is some 23 percent longer than the version which most readers are familiar. Just as important: Virtually all the scientific and other errors that dot the standard text, and which sharp-eyed critics have delighted in finding, now turn out to have been the translator's fault, not Verne's.
Jules Verne did not say that Ned land could light a fire by holding a lentil up to the sun. A lentil? Consider how many millions of readers have puzzled over that. Acutally Ned used a lentille, meaning in French either the vegetable or a lens -- and the "translator" somehow managed to make the wrong choice!
Jules Verne did not make the mistake (as accused in a famous attack in Galaxy Magazine_ of implying that steel is lighter than water. In reality, he said the density of the plates of Captain Nemo's submarine, the Nautilus, was "seven and eight-tenths that of water," not, as the standard stranslation has it, ".7 to .8" of water.
Jules Verne did not confuse "channels" and "canals," "degrees" and "Date," "bell" and "clock," etc., etc., etc.
Science-fiction fans, in other words, owe the Founding Father a great big appology!
Jules Verne -- as the complete, annotated text makes abundantly clear -- is also a far better, more sophisticated writer than a reader of the standard translation could ever guess. Besides making one scientific blooper after another, the original translator, a British parson, omitted many superb scenes, cut out important passages of background information and characterization, mangled the author's best jokes, and soft-pedaled Verne's political and philisophical views, with which the parson and his collaborator (Miller's detective work suggests a helping hand) seemingly disagreed.
For years, while Vernehas been dismissed in the English-speaking world as a children's author, Continental Europeans -- readers and critics alike -- have taken him more seriously. Now we can see why. Verne was an astute psychologist, who created his characters out of flesh and blood, not cardboard, as is usually thought. Moreover, it now appears his social thinking was as advanced as his scientific ideas. In an imperialistic age, Verne was concerned not only with the treatment of primitive peoples, but with the burgeoning power of what today we call the military-industrial comples; Nemo himself lives out the principles of philosophical anarchism. Verne also foresaw the smoldering of French seperatism in Canada, the rebirth of China, and the rise of the American Goliath -- allthis in addition to his scientific prophecies, ranging from the use of electric "stun guns" to the ecological problems that would be caused by hunting the whale and other sea creatures to extinction.
The complete, restored text of this edition has been supplemented by a foreward intriducing Berne and sketching his life, by an afterward in which his work is reappraised, and by some 600 annotations. The latter include notes on the translator's omissions; on the restored passages; on topical and scientific references in the novel; on Verne's autobiographical references; on his literary maneuvers and relations with other writers. Among the 150 illustrations are 23 from the original French edition.
The full text of this classic work, as presented here is this annotated edition, is in every way a fuller, richer, more rewarding novel than the crudely abridged translation, so long presented in its place. It is a veritable feast, one that will delight all readers -- new ones who never read Verne bfore, as well as legions of established Verne fans, who will now enjoy him more than ever.
Walter James Miller -- writer, critic, radio interviewer, poet -- is a professor at New York University."

1998-2015
Bison Frontiers of Imagination Series

University of Nebraska Press
Lincoln and London

Series titles include:

  1. The Chase of the Golden Meteor (1998)
  2. The Meteor Hunt (2006)
  3. Lighthouse at the End of the World (2007)
  4. The Golden Volcano (2008)
  5. The Secret of Wilhelm Storitz (2011)
  6. Magellania (2013)
  7. The Self-Propelled island (2015)

according to University of Nebraska Press website: "We are no longer accepting submissions for this series, which is inactive."

2002-2017
Early Classics of Science Fiction

Wesleyan University Press
Edited by Arthur B. Evans

Full Early Classics of Science Fiction (Jules Verne Titles) Description

Series titles include:
  1. The Mysterious Island
  2. Invasion of the Sea
  3. The Mighty Orinoco
  4. The Begum's Millions
  5. Kip Brothers
  6. Travel Scholarships
  7. Five Weeks in a Balloon
  8. Robur the Conqueror

2005-2011
Luath Press Limited

This may not really be considered a "series" BUT The Luath Press Ltd, has been publishing NEW translations of Jules Verne books related to Scotland, so I am including it here.

Luath Press Limited
343/2 Castlehill
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh EH1 2ND,
Scotland

Full Luath Press Ltd Verne Books Description

Series titles include:

  1. The Undergouond City, Set underneath Lock Katrine (2005)
    translated by Sarah Crozier (Title listing)
  2. The Green Ray, Set in Argyll and the Inner Hebrides (2009)
    translated by Karen Loukes
  3. The Blockade Runners, Set in Glascow and Charleston (2017)
    translated by Karen Loukes
  4. Jules Verne's Scotland, In Fact and Fiction (2011) by Ian Thompson

2011 to 2018
The Palik Series

published by BearManor Media
Albany, Georgia
Edited by Brian Taves

Full Palik Series Description

Series titles include:

  1. The Marriage of a Marquis
  2. Shipwrecked Family: Marooned with Uncle Robinson
  3. Mr. Chimp and Other Plays
  4. The Count of Chanteleine: A Tale of the French Revolution
  5. Vice, Redemption and the Distant Colony
  6. Around the World in 80 Days - The 1874 Play
  7. Bandits & Rebels
  8. Golden Danube
  9. A Priest in 1835
  10. The Castles of California
  11. Scheherazade’s Last Night and Other Plays
  12. Worlds Known and Unknown


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