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Mirifiques Aventures de Maître Antifer - 1894 

Captain Antifer - 1895

- 77 illustrations (Georges Roux)

Image used with permission from
Project Jules Verne Illustrations by Bernhard Krauth, www.jules-verne-club.de

French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
MA
V042
M6
A77
Alternate English Titles:
    Captain Antifer
    Captain Antifer; or, His Excellency's Millions

Plot Synopsis: 
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml)
Because of a noble deed committed by his father, Captain Antifer expects to someday receive the legacy of wealthy Egyptian, Kamylk Pasha, who his father helped many years before. To receive this legacy, first Antifer must await receiving the longitude that accompanies the latitude that he already possesses. It arrives in the form of Egyptian notary, Ben Omar (who must be present when the legacy is uncovered) and his "assistant" Nazim. Nazim is actually Saouk, son of Kamylk's treacherous cousin and feels the legacy is rightly his and he only waits for the right time to steal it all. The Egyptians, along with Antifer, his nephew Juhel (who only desires to marry Antifer's niece Enogate) and family friend Tregomain journey to the Gulf of Oman to uncover the legacy. What they do find is a longitude and the name of a banker in Tunisia who holds the latitude. To keep the money from the legacy in his family, the banker insists that the single Antifer must marry his sister, before he will release the latitude. Antifer concedes to this demand, but the next location takes them to an island in the Gulf of Guinea, where they discover another there is another legatee who holds the latitude of yet another island, this one located north of Norway. How many more islands and how many more legatees must be visited before the real legacy is found?

Book Collecting Information:

This listing contains ALL Jules Verne Encyclopedia bibliographic entries for this book.

First UK Serial: Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"This work appeared in The Boy's Own as Captain Antifer; or, His Excellency's Millions: A Story of Buried Treasure in issues found in annual volume 17, which covered the period from October 1894 through September 1895."

First UK Edition:

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Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In November 1895, Sampson Low published the first British edition of Captain Antifer, in crown 8vo., priced at 6s. Pictured on the front cover is a back view of the pinioned and gagged Mr. Tyrcomel, with his tatooed left shoulder revealing the much sought after latitude."

Captain Antifer
1895
Sampson Low, Marston & Company Limited
London

319 pages

All edges gilt

First US Edition in Wraps: Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In June 1895, R. F. Fenno and Company published a papercover edition of Captain Antifer in the Fenno's Illustrated Library Series, issued monthly, No. 17."

Captain Antifer
(1895)
R F Fenno & Company
New York

Fenno's Illustrated Library Series No. 17.

in wraps

First US Edition
Hardcover:

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By November 23, 1895, R. F. Fenno and Company published a "New and Entrancing Work by Jules Verne," Captain Antifer, with 72 full-page illustrations, 12mo., handsome cloth, $1.25."

Captain Antifer
(1895)
R F Fenno & Company
New York

319 pages, green cloth

Other Editions:
nd - c1897

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In October 1897, Sampson Low published a New Edition of Captain Antifer, in crown 8vo., priced at 2s6d."

Captain Antifer
circa 1897
Sampson Low, Marston & Company Limited
London

New and Cheaper Edition
Red and Blue covers shown

Edges NOT gilt ???

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Soon after, Sampson Low published the MacGregor Library Edition of Captain Antifer, in crown 8vo., priced at 2s6d."

Notice re Macgregor edition, from 1895:
(The Pall Mall Gazette)

Captain Antifer
circa 1897
Sampson Low, Marston & Company Limited
London

Macgregor Copyright Library For Boys Edition

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1899, the Mershon Company published Captain Antifer, priced at $1.00."

Captain Antifer
nd
Mershon Company
New York

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Other Fenno editions of the same title followed over the next few years, fully illustrated, but bound differently."

Captain Antifer
nd
R. F. Fenno & Company
New York

With Illustrations

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Other Fenno editions of the same title followed over the next few years, fully illustrated, but bound differently."
(Same entry as above)

Captain Antifer
nd (1895)
R F Fenno & Company
New York

319 pages, blue cloth

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By 1902, Fenno was also offering an unillustrated papercover edition priced at 25 cents, and a hardcover edition priced at 75 cents."

Captain Antifer
nd (1902)
R F Fenno & Company
New York

papercover

NO illustrations

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By 1902, Fenno was also offering an unillustrated papercover edition priced at 25 cents, and a hardcover edition priced at 75 cents."

Captain Antifer
nd (1902)
R F Fenno & Company
New York

hardcover

NO illustrations

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