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Une Ville flottante - 1871 

A Floating City - 1874

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
 
VF
V008
M22
A24

Alternate English Titles: 

    Floating City (A)
    Floating City (A), and the Blockade Runners

Plot Synopsis: 
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml)
While on a trip on board the Great Eastern, bound for New York, a woman goes mad when the man she really loves is on board as well as her husband, whom she detests

Book Collecting Information:
First French Edition - Serial

Une Ville flottante
9 August - 6 September 1870
Journal des Débats politiques et littéraires
Paris

This example to left is: Chapter 38 (XXXVIII)
Lundi 5 Septembre 1870

First UK
Editon:
 
A Floating City,
and The Blockade Runners

1874
Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle
London

286 Pages, Illustrated
Publisher's 40 page catalogue dated August 1874
Pictorial Green cloth,
Red(Orange) Cloth
Published: September 1874

First US
Edition:
  A Floating City,
and The Blockade Runners

1874
Scribner, Armstrong & Co,
654 Broadway,New York

286 Pages, Illustrated
8 page publisher's catalogue at rear of book
Pictorial Green and Brown cloth

Other Editions:

1875

A Floating City,
and The Blockade Runners

1875
Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle
London

Second Edition

1875

A Floating City
1875
Scribner Armstrong and Co
New York
?
A Floating City
xxxx
Scribner Armstrong and Co
New York

The spine is the same as the 1875 edition, but the cover is plain

1876

A Floating City
1876
Sampson Low
London

Authors Illustrated

1876


A Floating City
1876
Sampson Low
London

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Authors Illustrated

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1876
A Floating City and The Blockade Runners
1876
George Routledge and Sons
London and New York
1876

A Floating City and The Blockade Runners
1876
George Routledge and Sons
London and New York

Translated by Henry Frith

Every Boys Library

1882
A Floating City
1882
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London 

Third Edition, 42 Illustrations

1882
A Floating City
1882
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London 
nd
A Floating City
nd (circa 1890 -1899)
Sampson Low, Marston and Company
London 

"Pears Soap" edition

Pears Soap Edition description

nd
A Floating City
nd (circa 1890 -1899)
Sampson Low, Marston and Company
London 

"Pears Soap" edition

Pears Soap Edition description

1886
A Floating City
1886
Sampson Low Marston Searle + Rivington
London

Authors Illustrated Edition

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

Jules Verne Library

A Floating City
and The Blockade Runners

nd
Sampson Low
London

Author’s Copyright Edition

With Coloured Frontispiece
(and that is the only!!! illustration in A Floating City
The Frontis is different from the near identical copy below)

The Blockade Runners has its own title page and is illustrated with 14 illustrations.

The "J" in Jules Verne on the cover, does not have a circle at the bottom end of the "J".

Images and information courtesy of Dana Eales and Andrew Cox Rare Books

A Floating City
and The Blockade Runners

1895
Samoson Low
London

New and Cheaper Edition

A Floating City is illustrated with 28 illustrations, and The Blockade Runners with 14 illustrations

The Blockade Runners has no title page of its own.

The Jules Verne name is different from the above version of the book. In this one, the "J" has a circular shape at the bottom of the "J".

Images and information courtesy of Dana Eales and Andrew Cox Rare Books

A Floating City & The Blockade Runners
nd
George Routledge & Sons
London

Every Boys Library

1893
A Floating City, and The Blockade Runners
1893
Scribners
New York 

Uniform Edition
also 1899 + 1904 (identical)

nd (inscr 1898)
A Floating City
nd (inscribed 1898) George Routledge
London

mustard and blue shown

1904
A Floating City and the Blockade Runners
1904
Charles Scribner's Sons
New York

Scribner's Uniform Edition

Known Publication Dates:
1886 Low-Hi-Low U
1893
1904 Hi-Low-Hi U Reverse

Size: 208mm x 150mm
42 illustrations including Frontispiece
Pages numbered 1 to 286 (incl Blockade)
Ad: No
Uniform Edition on Title page: Yes
Spine Scroll = Hi-Low-Hi
Cover Top Scroll = Reverse
A Floating City and The Blockade Runners
nd - inscribed 1908
George Routledge & Sons Limited
Broadway House Ludgate Hill
London

Andy Cox

nd (inscribed 1912)
A Floating City
and The Blockade Runners
nd (inscribed 1912)
George Routledge + Sons
London

Images courtesy of Dana Eales

A Floating City
1958 (March)
ARCO Publications
9 Grape Street, London, WC2
A Floating City
1964 (November)
ARCO Publications
London

Collection Andrew Nash

A Floating City
1964
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn

 

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