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Robur-le-Conquérant - 1886

Robur the Conqueror - 1887

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French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
RC
V030
M12
A61
Alternate English Titles:
    Robur the Conqueror
    The Clipper of the Clouds
    A Trip Around the World in a Flying Machine

Plot Synopsis: 
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml)

Strange events are occurring around the world, involving lights, sounds and flags that are hung in seemingly impossible to get to locations. At the meeting of the Weldon Institute in Philadelphia, PA, Uncle Prudent (President) and Phil Evans (Secretary) and the membership debate about whether their balloon the Goahead, should have its directional screw located in the front or the back. A man called Robur interrupts and takes over their meeting; he insists that to master the skies, a flying vehicle must be heavier than air. His remarks infuriate the balloonists and after their meeting, Uncle Prudent and Phil are kidnapped and taken on an around the world trip in the Albatross, Robur's heavier than air "Clipper of the Clouds".


Illustrations:


Book Collecting Information:
First English
Editon:

Clipper of the Clouds
1887
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

234 Pages, Illustrated

First US
Edition:
 book A Trip Around the World in a Flying Machine
{1900}
M. A. Donohue & Company
Chicago

182 Pages
with DustJacket
Green pictorial cloth with balloon airship
Copyright 1887 by George Munro
6 pages of adverts at rear of book

First US Edition - Paperback:

Robur the Conqueror
1887 (May)
Geo Munro
Vanderwater,
New York

Seaside Pocket Edition

Image Courtesy of Dana Eales

Other Editions:
1891
The Clipper of the Clouds
1891
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Ltd
London

NOT Pears

gilt titling

New and Cheaper edition

7 illustrations

Image courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

1891
The Clipper of the Clouds
1891
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Ltd
London

NOT Pears

gilt titling in banner

New and Cheaper edition

7 illustrations

1891
The Clipper of the Clouds
1891
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Ltd
London

New and Cheaper Edition

Pears Soap Edition - description

1891
Clipper of the Clouds
1891
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

"With Seven Illustrations"

New and Cheaper Edition

7 illustrations

192 pages

Pears Soap Edition - description

Collection Andrew Nash

1892
Clipper of the Clouds
1892
Sampson Low
London

New and Cheaper

nd-BkPlate 1905


The Clipper of the Clouds
nd - bookplate for 1905
Sampson Low
London

New and Cheaper edition

illustrated (a frontispiece + 40 full page illus)

Some images courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

nd (circa 1910)
Clipper of the Clouds
nd (circa 1910)
Sampson Low, London

Small Ship Cover

nd (inscr 1910)
Clipper of the Clouds
nd (inscr 1910)
Sampson Low
London
nd - circa 1900-1915

A Trip Around the World in a Flying Machine
nd
M. A. Donohue and Company
7x1-733 So. Dearborn Street
Chicago

Dustjacket shown

No Series mentions on DJ

Ads use 711 South Dearborn Street
AND 7x1-733 So. Dearborn Street

The Ads on the Dustjacket are NOT for the series that this book is in:

  • Famous Alger Books (DJ Rear Flap)
  • Motor Boat Boys Series by Louis Arundel (DJ Rear cover)
  • Motor Maid Series by Catherine Stokes (DJ Rear cover)
  • The Victory Boy Scouts by Captain Alan Douglas, Scoutmaster (DJ Front Flap)

Images and Information provided by Carl D Alexander

nd - circa 1900-1914

A Trip Around the World in a Flying Machine
nd
M. A. Donohue and Company
711 South Dearborn Street
Chicago

Dustjacket shown

Boys Banner Series mentioned on DJ spine and rear ad.
Boys Banner Series:
"A desirable assortment of books for boys, by standard andfavorite authors. Each title is comp0lete and unabridged. Printed on a good quality of paper from large, clear type and bound in cloth. Each book is wrapped in a special multi-colored jacket."

All ads use address 711 South Dearborn Street

The Ads on the Dustjacket are NOT for the series that this book is in:

  • Famous Books in Redbound edition (DJ Rear Flap)
  • Boys Banner Series (DJ Rear cover)
    with Trip Around World mentioned
  • The Victory Boy Scouts by Captain Alan Douglas, Scoutmaster (DJ Front Flap)

Images and Information provided by Carl D Alexander

These cloth covers, could be under ANY of the above or below Donohue Dustjackets!!!

A Trip Around the World in a Flying Machine
nd?
Dohohue
Chicago
circa 1915
A Trip Around the World in a Flying Machine
nd (circa 1915)
M A Donohue, Chicago

Dustjacket shown 

circa 1915
A Trip Around the World In A Flying Machine
nd (circa 1915)
M A Donohue, Chicago

Dustjacket shown

nd (inscribed 1928)

A Trip Around the World In A Flying Machine
nd (inscribed 1928)
M A Donohue,
Chicago

Dustjacket shown 

Airplane on the cloth cover looks like theWright brothers flyer!

The Clipper of the Clouds
nd
Sampson Low
London

Monkey - Jungle Cover

nd (inscr 1917)

The Clipper of the Clouds
nd (inscr 1916 &1917)
Sampson Low
London

Onion Dome / Taj Mahal Cover

Image courtesy of Beach Hut Books

nd (circa 1920)

Clipper of the Clouds
nd (inscribed 1920)
Sampson Low
London 

Onion Dome / Taj Mahal Cover

shown without and with Dustjacket


The Clipper of the Clouds
nd
Sampson Low
London

Imp Dustjacket

Big Ship Cover

nd_inscr1934
The Clipper of the Clouds
nd-ionscr1934
Sampson Low
London

176pgs

32 pgs adverts

1951
Robur the Conqueror
1951
Didier Publishers, New York

shown in Dustjacket

1962
The Clipper of the Clouds
1962
ARCO Publications
London

191 Pages
Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

The Clipper of the Clouds
(1962)
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn

191 Pages
Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Collection Andrew Nash

Clipper of the Clouds

Claremont Classics

The Clipper of the Clouds
(1979)
Granada
London

ISBN: 0-246-11138-0

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

The Clipper of the Clouds
(2000)
Amereon House

ISBN: 0-848-82056-8
191 Pages

Fitzroy Edition

2017
Robur the Conqueror
2017
Wesleyan University Press
Middletown, Conn.

Early Classics of Science Fiction series

First modern and complete English translation

Contents of this volume:
324 pages
43 illustrations

  • Introduction (by Alex Kirstukas)
  • Robur the Conqueror (translated by Alex Kirstukas)
  • Appendix 1: The Original Ending
  • Appendix2: Who's Who in the Air
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Jules Gabriel Verne: A Biography
  • About the Contributors
  • The Wesleyan Early Classics of Science Fiction Series

ISBN-10: 081957726X
ISBN-13: 978-0819577269 (Hardcover Buy from Amazon)

 
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