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Le Sphinx des glaces - 1897 

Antarctic Mystery (An)- 1898

French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
SG
V046
Mxxx
Axxx
Alternate English Titles:
    Antarctic Mystery (An) 
    Captain Len Guy;or, An Antarctic Mystery 
    Mystery of Arthur Gordon Pym

Plot Synopsis: 
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml)
Edgar Allan Poe's telling of Arthur Pym's narrative is shown to be true as events come together that bring out clues that help Captain Len Guy trace the fate of his brother's ship the Jane; the very ship that Arthur Pym was on board at the time of his disappearance. Through the efforts of Mr. Joerling, the crew of the Halbrane is enticed to make the trip to Antarctica to search for any survivors of the Jane.
***NOTE:***
Jules Verne wrote Le Sphinx des Glaces as a sequel to Edgar Allen Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (1838). Poe was one of Verne's favourite authors
Penguin Books has published The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Poe, in paperback form
ISBN 0140437487 View, then ORDER/BUY this E A Poe book from Chapters.ca
ISBN 0140430970 View, then ORDER/BUY this E A Poe book from Chapters.ca


Book Collecting Information:
First English Editon:


Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In October 1898, Sampson Low published the first edition of An Antarctic Mystery, in crown 8vo., fully illustrated, and priced at 6s. The translation was made by Cashel Hoey."

An Antarctic Mystery
1898
Sampson Low, Marston & Company
London

Note: The White on the cover tends to chip off.

Red, Blue, Olive shown

336 pages

gilt edges
Bevelled boards

Fully illustrated with Frontice and 63 illustrations inserted

Only a 6s version mentioned in period ads.

SIZE: 7.75 x 5.25 inches

** If you hold a volume dated 1898, and it ONLY has 17 illustrations, then it is a shorter, LATER, 1905/1906 edition.

Information courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

First US Edition:

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By November 26, 1898, Lippincott published their first edition, in 12 mo., pictorial cloth, priced at $1.50. This translation is the same as that of the Sampson Low edition."

An Antarctic Mystery
1899 (actually published in 1898)
J B Lippincott Company
Philadelphia

Translated by Mrs. Casel Hoey

17 illustrations

The booksellers selling the green and blue cloth editions shown, both indicated they had inscription from Christmas 1899.

Serial
Boys Own
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"This work also appeared in the Boy's Own as Captain Len Guy in issues found in annual volume 21, which covered the period from October 1898 through September 1899."

Captain Len Guy;
or The Antarctic Myster
y
The Boys Own Paper
1898 (Oct)-1899(Sept)
London

Other Editions:
1900
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By November 24, 1900, Lipincott had reprinted this work in several different bindings. The reprint edition, bound similarly to Lippincott's first edition, appeared in a dustjacket with the same design as the front cover."

An Antartic Mystery
1900
J B Lippincott
Philadelphia

1900 Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Another edition also apeared in Lippincott's Popular Books For Boys series, 12mo., ornamental cloth priced at $1.00"
1901 Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In November 1901, Sampson Low published a fully illustrated Cheap Edition of An Antarctic Mystery, in crown 8vo., priced at 2s6d."

Is this edition what I was calling the "Standard edition" above (showing 1898 on the title page?) OR is this the below edition, but wrongly identified as "Fully illustrated" ?

1901?1905 (*1898*)
Is this the above mentioned in JVE, or an entry NOT in the JVE.

NOTE: This IS a later edition, BUT still has 1898 on the title page. Some of the below is a theory(except the number of images)

The difference being that this volume is shorter, as part of the 1905/1906 Uniform Edition but "seems" to retain the date 1898.

About 1/2 inche shorter, and 1/4 inch narrower than the 1st Edition
AND only has 17 illustrations

An Antarctic Mystery
1898
Sampson Low
London

Size: 7.25x5 inches (smaller than true 1898 1st edition)

"pp. [xiii], 336; 17 plates (as per List of Illustrations )"

*** above pagination is from a 1st edition book listing BUT as we now know, it is NOT a 1st edition

Many of these volumes, even though dated 1898, have been observed with Bookplates of 1905 or later!

Information courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

1908 Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1908, Lippincott again had reprinted this work in another cloth edition."

An Antarctic Mystery
..
J B Lippincott
Philadelphia

??Is this Dustjacket for the above Lippincott???

An Antarctic Mystery
Dustjacket for unknown edition!?
1911 Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1911, Vincent Parke and Company published the fifteen-volume set, Works of Jules Verne, edited and introduced by Charles F. Horne. Volume fourteen contains The Sphinx of Ice."

Click to see a FULL description of the MANY editions of this set of Jules Verne books.

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1956, Sidgewick and Jackson (London), and Rinehart and Company (New York) published I. O. Evan's Jules Verne Master of Science Fiction, which contains selections from various works by Jules Verne, including "End of the Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym" from An Antarctic Mystery."

Jules Verne: Master of Science Fiction
1956
Sidgwick and Jackson
London

with Dustjacket and 1 photo (of Verne opposite the title page)
236 pages

Jules Verne: Master of Science Fiction
nd
Rinehart & Company, Inc
New York

with Dustjacket and 1 photo (of Verne opposite the title page)

1960
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1961, this work was published in tghe Fitzroy Edition as The Mystery of Arthur Gordon Pym, by Edgar Allean Poe and Jules Verne, devised and introduced by Basil Ashmore, 191 pages, priced at $3 in America (Associated Booksellers) and 12s6d in Great Britain (ARCO). The volume contains edited versions of both the original Poe as well as Verne's sequel."

The Mystery of Arthur Gordon Pym
1960
ARCO Publications
London

Devised and Introduction by Basil Ashmore

1960
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1961, this work was published in tghe Fitzroy Edition as The Mystery of Arthur Gordon Pym, by Edgar Allean Poe and Jules Verne, devised and introduced by Basil Ashmore, 191 pages, priced at $3 in America (Associated Booksellers) and 12s6d in Great Britain (ARCO). The volume contains edited versions of both the original Poe as well as Verne's sequel."
(same entry as above)

The Mystery of Arthur Gordon Pym
1960
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn

Devised and Introduction by Basil Ashmore

Collection Andrew Nash

1964
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1964, Hamilton of London published a Panther Book edition of the Fitzroy version of The Mystery of Arthur Gordon Pym, 206 pages."

The Mystery of Arthur Gordon Pym
1964
Hamilton
London

Panther Book edition

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Gregg Press republished the Lippincott 1899 edition in 1975, with a new introduction by David G. Hartwell."

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1975, Penguin Books first published their paperback edition of The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe, with excerpts from Le Sphinx des Glaces, an introduction and commentary by Harold Beaver and was reprinted several times in subsequent years."

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