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Face au drapeau - 1896 

Facing the Flag - 1897

- 42 illustrations (Leon Benett)

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
FD
V044
Mxxx24
A79
Alternate English Titles:
    Facing the Flag
    For the Flag 
    Simon Hart: a Strange Story of Science & the Sea

Plot Synopsis: 
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml)
The great pirate Ker Karraje kidnaps Thomas Roch, a great French inventor.

It is Karraje's plan that Roch build for him the ultimate weapon "The Roch Fulgurator."


Book Collecting Information:
Significant Editions

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

First English Serial: Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"This work appeared in The Boy's Own as Simon Hart: A Strange Story of Science and the Sea in issues found in annual volume 20, which covered the period from October 1897 through September 1898."

First English Editon:
(premium edition)

.

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In October 1897, Sampson Low published the first British edition of For the Flag, in crown 8vo., priced at 5s. The spectacular pictorial front cover shows the explosion scene in which bodies are hurled amid the blast."

This translation by Mrs. Cashel Hoey opens:

"Above this name, on a corner of the card, the following address was written in pencil: 'On board te schooner Ebba, at anchor at Newburn, Pamlico Sound.'"

For the Flag
1897
Sampson Low Marston and Co
London

Translated by: Mrs. Cashel Hoey

41 Illustrations

Gilt edges
cover has bevelled boards

2nd Image courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

First English Editon:
(standard edition)

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
(Same as above)

For the Flag
1897
Sampson Low Marston and Co
London

standard edition

not bevelled boards
NOT gilt edges

1st Image courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

First US Edition:

Facing the Flag
1897
F Tennyson Neely Publisher
New York

This translation opens:
"Below this name, in a corner of the card, the following address was written in lead pencil: 'On board the schooner Ebba, anchored off the New Berne, Pamlico Sound."

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"On December 9, 1896, F. T. Neely copyrighted Facing the Flag, followed with two deposit copies on January 11, 1897.
By January 16, 1897, Neely published several different unillustrated clothbound editions, plain, decorative, etc."

First US Edition:

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"On December 9, 1896, F. T. Neely copyrighted Facing the Flag, followed with two deposit copies on January 11, 1897.
By January 16, 1897, Neely published several different unillustrated clothbound editions, plain, decorative, etc."
(Same entry as above)

Facing the Flag
nd-circa 1897(?)
F. Tennyson Neely, Publisher
New York & London

1st Image provided by Dana Eales

Other Editions:
1897
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"
By May 8, 1897, Neely was still offering Facing the Flag as part of Neely's Library of Choice Literature No 61, priced at 50cents."

Facing the Flag
nd (?) -1897
F Tennyson Neely Publisher
New York

Neely's Library of Choice Literature
No. 61
50 cents

nd - 1898

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In September 1898, Sampson Low published a New Edition of For the Flag, crown 8vo., priced at 2s6d."

For the Flag
nd - 1898
Sampson Low Marston and Co
London

New and Cheaper edition

this undated later volume is 1/2 inch shorter than the dated 1st edition

edges NOT gilt
cover boards NOT bevelled

2 Images courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

nd
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"F. M. Lupton Publishing COmpany reprinted the Neely edition in several different clothbound editions, plain, decorative design, etc."

Facing the Flag
nd
F M Lupton Publishing Co
New York

Image provided by Dana Eales

nd
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"F. M. Lupton Publishing Company reprinted the Neely edition in several different clothbound editions, plain, decorative design, etc."
(Same entry as above)

Facing the Flag
nd
F M Lupton Publishing Co
New York

217 pages

nd
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"F. M. Lupton Publishing Company reprinted the Neely edition in several different clothbound editions, plain, decorative design, etc."
(Same entry as above)

Facing the Flag
nd (copyright 1897)
F M Lupton Publishing Co
New York

1898
Facing the Flag
1898
F Tennyson Neely Publisher
New York

Neely's Imperial Library

1899

Facing the Flag
1899
F Tennyson Neely Publishers
New York

No. 2 Neely's Vacation Library

213 pages

1st pair of Images provided by Dana Eales

nd - 1902

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Around 1902, Federal Book published various hardcover and papercover editions of Facing the Flag, priced at 20, 25, 30 and 50 cents, and 15 and 25 cents respectively.
A hardvoer edition identified on the spine as published by Federal Book Co., but identified on the title page as published by the F. M. Lupton Company, has a frontispiece which shows tow men conversing dressed in 19th-century clothing, one standing with a rifle, and the other on horseback."

Facing the Flag
nd - 1902
Federal Book Co
New York

blue and red shown

nd
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Around 1902, Federal Book published various hardcover and papercover editions....."

Facing the Flag
nd
The Federal Book Company Publishers
New York

The Windsor Series, No. 229

217 pages

in wraps

Image provided by Dana Eales

nd-?1897
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"F. M. Lupton Publishing Company reprinted the Neely edition in several different clothbound editions, plain, decorative design, etc."
(Same entry as above)

Facing the Flag
?nd
F M Lupton
New York

Not listed in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia.

Facing the Flag
nd
395-399 Broadway
Hurst & Company, Publishers
New York

217 pages

6 pages of adverts

Dustjacket shown

NOTE: this MAY have come on the following Hurst volume, BUT, there is also a beige variant of the cover, so there are 2 editions of the "Explorer" cover that this dustjack may have come on.

Image provided by Dana Eales

Not listed in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia.

Facing the Flag
nd
Hurst & Co.
New York

217 pages

6 pages of adverts

"Explorer" cover (Brown tone and Gray tone)

Image provided by Dana Eales

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"For Christmas 1905, Sampson Low published this title as a reissue of works by the late Jules Verne. These books are fully illustrated uniform copyright editions, priced at 2s6d."

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"For Christmas 1906 , Sampson Low published this title in the fully illustrated uniform copyright edition, priced at 2s6d."

nd-inscribed 1908
Not listed in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia.

Facing the Flag
nd-inscribed 1908
Hurst & Co.
New York

217 pages

6 pages of adverts

2nd Image provided by Dana Eales

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In Spetember 1909, Sampson Low published a New and Cheaper Edition of For the Flag, crown 8vo., priced at 2s."

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1910, for Christmas, Sampson Low published For the Flag in the crown 8vo., handsomely bound cloth gilt edition in the New Illustrated 2s Series for Boys, with colored and other illustrations."

 nd
??Which one of the above Jules Verne Encyclopedia entries is THIS volume.??

For the Flag
nd
Sampson Low Marston and Co
London

1956
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1956, Sidgwick 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 "Thunderblast Bomb" from For the Flag."

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

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

1956
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1956, Sidgwick 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 "Thunderblast Bomb" from For the Flag."
(Same entry as above)

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

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

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1961, the I. O. Evans version of the Sampson Low translation of this work was published in the Fitzroy Edition, entitled For the Flag, 192 pages, priced at $3 in America (Associated Booksellers) and 12s6d in Great Britain (ARCO)"

For the Flag
1961
ARCO Publications
London

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1961, the I. O. Evans version of the Sampson Low translation of this work was published in the Fitzroy Edition, entitled For the Flag, 192 pages, priced at $3 in America (Associated Booksellers) and 12s6d in Great Britain (ARCO)"
(Same entry as above)

For the Flag
1961
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Collection Andrew Nash

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"It was also published in the United States by Ace paperbacks."

For the Flag
#24800
ACE Books Inc.
1120 Avenue of the Americas
New York. NY 10036

Fitzroy Edition
Paperback

Collection Andrew Nash

 


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