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Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant - 1867
ou Voyage autour du Monde:

-L'Amèrique du Sud (Pt 1)
-L'Australie (Pt 2)
-L'Ocèan pacifique (Pt 3)

The Children of Captain Grant - 1873

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

Bibliographic
Reference
French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
 
EG
V005
M34
A13
Alternate English Titles: 
    The Children of Captain Grant
    In Search of the Castaways
    Voyage Round the World: South America (Part 1 of 3 var. A)
    Voyage Round the World: Australia (Part 2 of 3 var. A)
    Voyage Round the World: New Zealand (Part 3 of 3 var. A)
    Round the World, South America (Part 1 of 3 var. B)
    Round the World, Australia (Part 2 of 3 var. B)
    Round the World, New Zealand (Part 3 of 3 var. B)
    Mysterious Document (Part 1 of 3 var. C)
    On the Track (Part 2 of 3 var. C)
    Among the Cannibals (Pt 3 of 3 var. C)

Plot Synopsis: 
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml)
The contents of a shark's stomach contain a bottle that holds notes written in three different languages. Much of the notes are indecipherable; however, together they may reveal the location of the whereabouts of Captain Harry Grant, whose ship the Britannia was lost over two years ago. While the latitude of Grant is known from the note, the longitude is a mystery. Clues from the notes point to the South American coast as the probable location of the shipwreck. Lord Glenarvan makes it his quest to find Grant; together with his wife, Harry Grant's children (Mary and Robert) and the crew of his yacht the Duncan they set off for South America. An unexpected passenger in the form of French geographer Jacques Paganel joins the search.

The search takes them where the 37th degree of south latitude crosses the South American continent. Crossing the continent from west to east, they travel through Chile and Argentina (Patagonia), with no luck, when Paganel realizes that part of the clue must actually mean Australia. So they go to where the 37th degree begins crossing Australia, there by chance they meet a man who claims his name is Thomas Ayrton, former quartermaster of the Britannia. Ayrton takes them across the Australian continent, with plans of his own to seize control of the Duncan. Ayrton's treachery makes the party believe that he has gained control of the Duncan. Dejected that their search of Australia did not turn up Captain Grant, the adventurers travel to New Zealand via a ship that barely seems sea-worthy. The vessel wrecks along the New Zealand coast. The party's attempt to get to Auckland gets them captured by the Maoris, a tribe of cannibals at war with the English and disinterested in keeping the prisoners alive.


Book Collecting Information:
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Ed Note: This is one of Verne's books that Sampson Low never published !!
The First UK Edition trails the US Edition by 3 years!!!
First UK
Editon:
1876

Part 2 - 1877

Part 3 - 1877

Part 1:
A Voyage Round the World, South America

1876
George Routledge and Sons
London and New York

Ed Note: Re above book and image, I cannot find a Part 1 that LOOKS like parts 2 and 3! Based on date, the above IS the true First Edition Part 1.

Part 2:
A Voyage Round the World, Australia

1877
George Routledge and Sons
London and New York

Every Boys Library

Part 3:
A Voyage Round the World, New Zealand

1877
George Routledge and Sons
London and New York

Every Boys Library

First US
Edition:
 

In Search of the Castaways
1873
J. B. Lippincott and Co.
Philadelphia

Terra cotta, Green, Blue cloth
Gilt and plain edges noted
4 pages of adverts at rear of the book

Ed Note: This is an ALL 3 parts in one volume. A very thick book.

Other Editions: 
1873
In Search of the Castawyas
1873
J B Lippincott
Philadelphia
1874
In Search of the Castaways
1874
J. B. Lippincott and Co.
Philadelphia

Ed Note: This is an ALL 3 parts in one volume. A very thick book.

nd circa 1875

Part 3
Among the Cannibals

nd (circa 1875)
(***not possible.. first was 1877!)
Ward Lock
London

The Youths Library of Wonder and Adventure

nd
Part 2
A Voyage Round the World-Australia

nd
George Routledge
London

Every Boys Library

circa 1880

A Voyage Round the World, New Zealand
nd (circa 1880)
George Routledge & Sons
London
nd (1885)

S
Voyage Round the World
nd (1885)
George Routledge & Sons
London

All 3 volumes in 1

S = Image courtesy of Sumner and Stillman

Verne's Voyage Round the World: New Zealand
nd
George Routledge and Sons
London
nd (inscribed 1895)
In Search of the Castaways
nd (inscribed 1895)
J B Lippincott & Co
Philadelphia
nd
Voyage Round the World: New Zealand
nd
George Routledge and Sons

London

Every Boys Library

nd (circa 1900)
Among the Cannibals
nd (circa 1900) (copies inscribed 1905 + 1907)
Ward Lock and Co
London

 

The Mysterious Document
nd (circa 1910)
Richard Butterworth
London
On the Track
nd (?)
Richard Butterworth and Co
London
The Mysterious Document
nd (?)
Charles Butterworth
London
Among the Cannibals
nd
Ward Lock & Co
London

Jules Verne Series (Sea Serpent)

The Mysterious Document (Part 1)
nd
Ward Lock & Co.
London

with Dustjacket

On the Track (Part 2)
nd
Ward Lock & Co.
London

with Dustjacket

Among the Cannibals (Part 3)
nd
Ward Lock & Co.
London

The Royal-Series - Vol. 55

with Dustjacket

The Mysterious Document (Pt 1)
1964
ARCO Publications
London

Among the Cannibals (Pt 2)
1964
ARCO Publications
London
The Mysterious Document (Pt 1)
1964
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn

Collection Andrew Nash

Among the Cannibals (Pt 2)
1964
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn

Collection Andrew Nash

French Editions:
UnCatalogued:

 

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