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Forceurs de blocus - 1865

Blockade Runners - 1879

French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
CF
V008
Mxxx
Axxx

This story was also published combined with A Floating City


Alternate English Titles:

    The Blockade Runners

Plot Synopsis (courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml)
James Playfair must run a Federalist blockade of a Charleston, South Carolina harbor in an effort to trade supplies for cotton and to rescue a young girl's father, a Confederate prisoner.

Book Collecting Information:

The Jules Verne Encyclopedia does NOT have a separate bibliographic listing for The Blockade Runners. In the J V Encyclopedia, it is lumped with A Floating City (V008) and only a FEW separate editions of The Bockade Runners are listed.

The Blockade Runners published with A Floating City, are NOT listed here. Please visit A Floating City book page.

First English Editon - Paperback
(Printed on its OWN! - totally alone):

Not listed in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia.

The Blockade Runners
1876 or nd (Catalogue April 1876)
(as early as Febrary 1876 -- See Below)
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

Jules Verne's Works
Low's Authorized & Illustrated Edition

In wrappers, 8vo

One Shilling

120 pgs, Portrait Frontispiece
14 full page plates by Ferat
Advert end-papers (Cocoa)
16 pgs catalogue at rear dated April 1876

Below ad from The Standard, London, Tues Feb 29, 1876. Just above the half-way mark, The Blockade Runners, 1s with Illustrations

First English Editon
(Printed on its OWN! - totally alone):

Not listed in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia.

The Blockade Runners
1876
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

Author's Illustrated Edition

gilt edges

121 pgs, Portrait Frontispiece
14 full page plates by Ferat
16 pgs catalogue "List of New Books" at rear

Green Image Courtesy of Dana Eales


First US Edition
(Printed for the first time, SEPARATE from A Floating City):

Not listed in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
& The Blockade Runners

1876
The Fireside Library of Standard Authors
Containing The Best Works of Famous Writers
xxx

This book defintely contains Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas, printed in a 3 column format, with illustrations.

Ed: I also propose that this volume also contains:
The Blockade Runners, based on the evidence on the first page of the index.
The below blow-up from the title page, shows:
"... UNNERS, THE .....By Jules Verne ... Illustrated... xxx"
The image has a ripped piece of title page, covering the first part of the title listed!

SO, Yes, albeit printed with Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas, but on its own, with its own index entry, as a veritable seperate story.

 First US Edition:
(Printed on its OWN!
- totally alone):
Not listed in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia.

Based on an ad in the Richmond Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, Sept 11, 1876 (Page 4 of 4) (Note: the Star Tribune, Mineapolis, Minn, Feb 18, 1876, also lists a 10 cent "New Book" Blockade Runners, but does NOT list a publisher)

The Blockade Runners
nd-1876
The Lakeside Library
New York (?)

The Lakeside Library Ten-Cent Edition of Standard Authors

Other Editions:
1878
Not listed in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia.

The Blockade Runners
1878
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

1880 Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By January 31, 1880, G. W. Fitch (Rochester, N.Y.) published a new issue of Blockade-Runners, in Fitch's Popular library edition No. 18, a papercover, 32-page octavo size book priced at ten cents. The date appearing on the title page of this edition is 1879."

Blockade-Runners
1879 (Jan 31, 1880)
G. W. Fitch
Rochester, NY

1881

Not listed in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia.

The Blockade Runners
1881
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

In wrappers

1887
A Floating City with The Blockade Runners
1887
George Routledge
London

Jules Verne Library

1887
Not listed in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia.

The Blockade Runners
1887
Sampson Low, Martsston, Searle and Rivington

Author's Illustrated Edition
London

Pears Soap Edition description

image and listing information courtesy of David Linton

1894

Not listed in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia.

The Blockade Runners
1894
Sampson Low, Martston, Searle and Rivington
London

Image courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

nd-circa 1900
Not listed in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia.

The Blockade Runners
nd-circa 1900
Sampson Low
London


Not listed in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia.

The Blockade Runners
nd
Sampson Low. Marston and Company Limited
London & Edinburgh

Author's Illustrated Copyright Edition

Big Ship Cover

1929
nd

Not listed in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia.

Novels:
The omnibus Jules Verne:
Twenty Thousaned Leagues Under the Sea
& Around the World in Eight Days, & Floating Island
&The Blockade Runners
& Hector Servadac

1929
(Victor) Gollancz
London

price 8s6d

1168 pages

nd_copyright 1931

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By October 1931, Lippincott published The Omnibus Jules Verne, illustrated by Helene Carter, 822 pages, priced at $2.50, which contains several novels, including The Blockade Runners."

The Omnibus Jules Verne:
Twenty Thousaned Leagues Under the Sea
& Around the World in Eight Days
&The Blockade Runners
&From the Earth to the Moon and the Trip Around It

nd-copyright 1931
J. B. Lippincott Company
USA

Illustrated by Helene Carter

Dustjacket and cover shown

This is the first edition of this omnibus which was reprinted many times

The Dustjacket flap reads:
"Every Uncle should buy at least six copies of this book, one for himself and five for all his neices and nephews. For as a writer of pure adventure, of exciting narrative and hairbreadth escape, Verne has never been surpassed. Most of his predictions in the four books contained in this volume have already been fulfilled except, of couorse the trip to the moon (and rockets are now being built to accomplish this). The best of his stories are included in this one volume. With maps, endpapers and a frontispiece for each tale in two colors by Helene Carter."

nd - 1933


Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1933, Blue Ribbon Books published this volume, priced at $1."

*The Jules Verne Omnibus:
Twenty Thousaned Leagues Under the Sea
& Around the World in Eight Days
&The Blockade Runners
&From the Earth to the Moon and the Trip Around It

nd(?)-1933
Blue Ribbon Books
xxx Forth Avenue
New York

* The Dustjacket says Jules Verne Omnibus
& the Book says Omnibus Jules Verne like the previous Lippincott edition.

The Dustjacket flap reads:
"Four complete novels are included in this edition of the best-known works of Jules Verne. They have a double appeal. On the one hand, they rank with the classic adventure stories of Rudyard Kipling, G. A. Henty, and H. Rider Haggard, and on the other they are as much a part of everyone's literary background as Tom Sawyer or Treasure Island.
The famous tales of Jules Verne are among the classic examples of scientific prophecy. At the time they were first published, they seemed the wholly impossible product of a too vivid imagination. Today we are not surprised at submarines and aeroplanes and rockets and we have surpassed even his prophecies of speedy travel.
But we have not yet caught up with the prophecies of Jules Verne. Some of the activities of Captain Nemo of the good submarine Nautilus in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea will seem beyond the reach of human ingenuity, and our efforts with rocket ships are still only experimental. In many ways, Jules Verne is still in advance of the times, and the excitement and action of these stories remain a unique portion of the literature of scientific adventuring."

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1937, Consolidated published Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and The Blockade Runners in the Immortal Masterpieces of Literature edtition, volume six, with 10 original illustrations, ix and 308 pages, buck, priced at 75 cents."

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and The Blockade Runners
1937 (?)
Consolidated
xxx

Immortal Masterpieces of Literature, VOl 6

10 illustrations

308 pages

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1940, The Book League of America published Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and The Blockade Runners in one illustrated blue cloth volume."

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and The Blockade Runners
1940 (?)
The Book League of America
xxx

illustrated

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1951, and in later years, Lippincott reprinted The Omnibus Jules Verne without illustrations, priced at $2.95."

The Omnibus Jules Verne:
Twenty Thousaned Leagues Under the Sea
& Around the World in Eight Days
&The Blockade Runners
&From the Earth to the Moon and the Trip Around It

nd-(?)-1951
J. B. Lippincott Company
USA

NO illustrations

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Longmans also published this volume in Canada, priced at $3.75."

The Omnibus Jules Verne:
Twenty Thousaned Leagues Under the Sea
& Around the World in Eight Days
&The Blockade Runners
&From the Earth to the Moon and the Trip Around It

nd
Longmans
Canada

1952
Not listed in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia.

The Blockade Runners
1952 (prior to Aug 15)
A Studio Publication
Toronto, Canada
(also see Canadian Jules Verne page)

"Junior Adventure Library"
Paperback

Printed on the reverse of the title page is this text:

"Junior Adventure Library books are manufactured in
Canada by Studio Publications, Bloorhill Building,
Kingsway, Toronto, Ontario. Books are printed in
easy to read type on a special grade of book paper.
Titles and stories are recommended to the publishers
by parents and others interested in providing children
with suitable reading.

First Printing 1952"

The reason I have indicated "before Aug", is because on the cover, is stamped:
Aug 15 '52 BR
This date could be when the book was received at a store, or a library (though there is no evidence that this was a library book)

Notes:
- not listed in Jules Verne Encyclopedia by Taves and Michaluk
- 25 cent price printed on cover
- 4 illustrations plus cover art but no credit given
- very poor printing (some pages too much ink, other pages too little)
- includes a short story by Kenneth Payson Kempton, The Deep Disguise
- 93 pages in total (75 pages for The Blockade Runners)
- The spine of the book reads: J1 The Blockade Runners - Jules Verne MDS

The chapter heading and first 2 sentences of the book is:

"Blockade Runners
CHAPTER ONE
The "Dolphins"

The Clyde was the first river whose waters were lashed into foam by a steam-boat. It was in 1812 when the steamer called the Comet ran between Glascow and Greenock, at the speed of six miles and hour."

On the Rear Cover is the following text:

A Mesage to Parents about the New
JUNIOR
ADVENTURE
LIBRARY

We have not entered an era of enlightenment during
which we and our children will benefit. Those things which, to-
gether, make the child of today the fine and successful man or
woman of tomorrow should be encouraged. Good reading habits
are one of the most important of these.

All Mediums of communication can influence a child's
maturing mind;- radio, television, the theatre, your own voice -
but one of the most powerful factors in the proper development of
our young is the printed word.

Today we can entertain our child and at the same time
increase his knowledge, shape his character, IF he is inspired to
take and interest in suitable literature. At newsstands everywhere
you or your children may purchase ADVENTURE LIBRARY books
with the assurance that they will be the finest in reading entertain-
ment. You will find fiction and fantasy, realism and riot, history
and humour, but - and this above all - knowledge that will help
your children mature into the finer men and women in the years
to come.
JUNIOR ADVENTURE LIBRARY editions are printed
on specially processed paper in large, legible type which will not
strain the vision of even the most voracious reader.

If you like this book which you are about to buy for you
boy or girl, then look around for other printed members of the
JUNIOR ADVENTURE LIBRARY. All editions are priced at 25c
and we think your children will want to have them al !

A STUDIO PUBLICATION

Collection Andrew Nash

1965
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1965, the I. O. Evans translation of The Blockade Runners was published in the Fitzroy Edition, as the latter title in The Green Ray, and The Blockade Runners."

The Green Ray and the Blockade Runners
1965
ARCO Publications
London

191 Pages

Fitzroy Edition

dustjacket shown

1965
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1965, the I. O. Evans translation of The Blockade Runners was published in the Fitzroy Edition, as the latter title in The Green Ray, and The Blockade Runners."
(same entry as above)

The Green Ray and the Blockade Runners
1965
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn

191 Pages

Fitzroy Edition

dustjacket shown

2017
Published after the Jules Verne Encyclopedia publication date.

The Blockade Runners: A New Translation
2017
Luath Press Ltd.
Edinburgh

Luath Series

ISBN-10: 1905222203
ISBN-13: 978-1905222209 ( Buy from Amazon )

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