Last updated: July 16, 2019

Vingt Mille Lieues sous les mers - 1870 

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - 1872

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


Above poster image by French Artist:

Bibliographic
Reference
French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
 
VL
V006
M56
A20

Alternate English Titles:

    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
    Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    Devil Fish (The )
    (An excerpt, contained in Vol. 10 of "Colliers Junior Classics, The Young Folks Shelf of Books")

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

Ships are disappearing all over the world and it believed to be caused by a sea monster. Dr. Pierre Aronnax, author of the book The Mysteries of the Ocean Deep, his companion Conseil and Canadian harpooner Ned Land are hired by the U.S. government to help put and end to this mystery by joining an expedition on the Abraham Lincoln. After months of searching the Abraham Lincoln finds its quarry and in the ensuing collision, Dr. Aronnax, Conseil and Ned Land are thrown overboard. In their efforts to survive, the trio find themselves on the surface of the "monster" itself, which turns out to be a submarine. Captain Nemo allows the trio to remain alive on board his submarine, the Nautilus, as his permanent guests, meaning he will never allow them to leave to reveal his secrets. The Captain uses this meeting with Dr. Aronnax, whose book he has read, to begin a new cruise through the oceans and seas of the world, so that he can show Dr. Aronnax where his book was lacking in details; meanwhile, Ned Land's primary interest in escape.

The Events in this novel take place in: 1866   


Book Collecting Information:
First UK
Edition:

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
1873
Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle
London

Pictorial Green, Brown, Blue Cloth
Publisher's catalogue dated 1872-3

RE: BELOW-Step aside JellyFish! ***You read it here first / Feb 2005***

Step aside JellyFish!

First US
Edition:
Variant "B"

- Cover shows "Nemo"
- Cover reads "SEA"
- Spine: James R Osgood & Co
- Title: James R Osgood & Co

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
1873
James R. Osgood and Company
(Late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co.)
Boston


(Note: cover says "Sea", title page says "Seas")

Note: Please see the 20K-DETAILS page
for a comparison of the 1st and 2nd US Editions

RE: BELOW-Step aside JellyFish! ***You read it here first / Feb 2005***

Step aside JellyFish!

First US
Edition:
Variant "C"

- Cover shows "Nemo"
- Cover reads "SEA"
- Spine: James R Osgood & Co.
- Title: Sampson Low

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
1873
Sampson Low
London

Notice that Spine says Osgood, and the Title Page (thus contents) are Sampson Low

(Note: cover says "Sea", title page says "Seas")

Note: Please see the 20K-DETAILS page
for a comparison of the 1st and 2nd US Editions

First US
Edition:

Variant "A"

Note: Please see the 20K-DETAILS page
for a comparison
of the 1st and 2nd US Editions

- Cover shows "JellyFish"
- Cover reads "SEA"
- Spine: James R Osgood & Co
- Title: James R Osgood & Co

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
1873
James R. Osgood and Company
(Late Ticknor & Fields, and Fields, Osgood, & Co.)
Boston


(Note: cover says "Sea", title page says "Seas")

Pictorial Green, Blue and Salmon
The distinguishing feature of this 1st edition is the illustration of Jellyfish on the cover

Note: Please see the 20K-DETAILS page
for a comparison of the 1st and 2nd US Editions


(Above 4 images added to show that the JellyFish cover may NOT be as rare as first assumed. There are definitely more than 20, and possibly more than 50 noted!)

Second US Edition:
DETAILS

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas;
or The Marvellous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax, Conseil his servant, and Ned Land, A Canadian Harpooner.

1873
(Edition of James R. Osgood & Co.)
Sold Only By Subscription.
Geo. M. Smith & Co.
Boston

Note: Cover and Title page both say "Seas"

Pictorial Green Cloth
The cover illustration is Captain Nemo with a sextant

Note: Please see the 20K-DETAILS page
for a comparison of the 1st and 2nd US Editions

First Canadian
Edition (Serial)
In French
Vingt Mille Lieues sous Les Mers
tour du monde sous-marin

L'Opinion Publique Journal Illustré
1876
G.E. Desbarats & Co.
Montréal, Quebec

Each journal is 12 pages, and is published weekly.

20k runs from Jan 6, 1876 to June 22, 1876

The bound volume for 1876 also includes the complete serial of Adventures of Captain Hatteras from Jul 6, 1876 to Dec 28, 1876

Collection Andrew Nash

Other Editions:

1874

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas;
or The Marvellous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax, Conseil his servant, and Ned Land, A Canadian Harpooner.

1874
(Edition of James R. Osgood & Co.)
Sold Only By Subscription.
Geo. M. Smith & Co.
Boston

Note: Cover and Title page both say "Seas"

Pictorial Green Cloth
The cover illustration is Captain Nemo with a sextant

nd

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
nd
Porter & Coates
Philadelphia

1875

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
1875
Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle,
Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street
London

Translated from the French of Jules Verne

With One Hundred and Twelve Illustrations

Seventh Edition

All Edges Gilt

YES, this volume is purple!

Images courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

1875

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas;
or The Marvellous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax, Conseil his servant, and Ned Land, A Canadian Harpooner.

1875
(Edition of James R. Osgood & Co.)
Sold Only By Subscription.
Geo. M. Smith & Co.
Boston

Note: Cover and Title page both say "Seas"

Pictorial Green Cloth
The cover illustration is Captain Nemo with a sextant

1875
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
1875
James R Osgood and Co
Boston

Green and Red covers shown

1875
20,000 Leagues Under the Seas 
1875 
Donnelley Loyd & Co
Chicago

"Lakeside Edition"

nd-circa 1875
This image may NOT match the listing!
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
nd-adverts might place it in the late 1870's
Ward Lock & Tyler

"Yellowback" format

6 colour chromolith plates

Images courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

1876
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
1876
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

Author's Edition with Illustrations

Complete

1876
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
1876
Sampson Low
London

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
& The Blockade Runners

1876
The Fireside Library of Standard Authors
Containing The Best Works of Famous Writers
xxx

This book Defintely contains Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas, printed in a 3 column format, with illustrations.

Ed: I also propose that this volume also contains:
The Blockade Runners, based on the evidence on the first page of the index.
The below blow-up from the title page, shows:
"... UNNERS, THE .....By Jules Verne ... Illustrated... xxx"
The image has a ripped piece of title page, covering the fiorst part of the title listed!

1876

20,000 Leagues Under the Seas 
1876 
Donnelley Loyd & Co
Chicago

"Lakeside Edition"

1876


20,000 Leagues Under the Seas 
AND Around the World in 80 Days

1876 
Donnelley Loyd & Co
Chicago

"Lakeside Edition"

illustrated

1876
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
1876
George Routledge and Sons
London

Both Volumes in one

1876 Double Volume

1876

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Volume 2
1876
George Routledge
London 

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Volume 1
1876
George Routledge
London

Every Boys Library

The story in Volume 2 continues at the Indian Ocean

 

1876
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Part 1
1876
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

paperback

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Part 2
1876
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

paperback

Jules Verne's Works

nd-circa 1875-1878

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
First Series (i.e. Pt 1)

nd-earlier than Sept 1878 due to "Tyler"
Ward, Lock & Tyler
Paternoster Row
London

Ward, Lock & Tyler - Yellowback

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Second Series (i.e. Pt 2)

nd-earlier than Sept 1878 due to "Tyler"
Ward, Lock & Tyler
Paternoster Row
London

Ward, Lock & Tyler - Yellowback

nd-circa 1878 ("Tyler" publisher)


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd-earlier than Sept 1878 due to "Tyler"
book plate dated Dec 21, 1880
Ward, Lock & Tyler
Warwick House
Paternoster Row, E.C.
London

all the page edges are gilt

illustrated with four colour plates

"1st and 2nd Series Complete"

Images courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

nd
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
nd
Porter & Coates
Philadelphia
18?
Twenty Thousand Leagues
18xx
Porter and Coates
Philadelphia
Part 1

Part 2:

2 Part Matching Set
"Jules Verne Library" Series

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, Part 1
First Series

nd-post Sept 1878, cause no Tyler
Ward, Lock & Co.
Warwick House
Dorset Buildings, Salisbury Square
London

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea
Second Series

nd-post Sept 1878, cause no Tyler
Ward, Lock & Co.
Warwick House
Dorset Buildings, Salisbury Square
London

Jules Verne Library

1 Colour Frontice (each)

(??? No date, but "Copac" records give a date of circa 1876???)

Different translation to the Sampson Low

Images courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd - circa 1879
Ward Lock & Co
London

The Family Gift Series

This book on "Classic Dive Books" website



Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
1880 (MDCCCLXXX)
R. Worthington,
750 Broadway
New York

Frog/Tadpole Cover

The Mysterious Island by Worthington ALSO has this cover

Green and Rust colour shown

nd (circa 1880)

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd circa 1880
Sampson Low, London
1880
NOT SHOWN
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Part 1
1880
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

Jules Verne's Works
Low's Authorized & Illustrated Edition

paperback

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Part 2
1880
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

*** Note this is a different image from the 1876 part 2. This is a diver outside the vieiwing port, and the other is a giant clam!

paperback

Jules Verne's Works
Low's Authorized & Illustrated Edition

nd (circa 1880)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (vol1)
nd (circa 1876-1880)
George Routledge
London
nd

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
nd
Routledge
9 Lafayette Place
London

translator: Henry Frith

nd
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
nd
Belford Clarke + Co
New York/Chicago
nd (circa 1880)
20,000 Leagues Under the Seas 
circa 1880 
Hurst & Co
New York (122 Nassau St)

"Arlington Edition"

nd (circa 1880)
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd (circa1880)
F M Lupton Pub Co

"Avon Edition"

nd (circa 1880)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
nd (circa 1880)
Worthington
New York
nd
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd
Ward Lock + Co Ltd
London

"The Youths Library of Wonder and Adventure"

nd
2 part Matched Set

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the sea (Part 1)
nd
Ward Lock & Co Ltd
London

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the sea (Part 2)
nd
Ward Lock & Co Ltd
London

Victorian Verne Vignette Cover Series

NO Illustrations, either part

Images courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

nd (1882)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
nd (1882)
John W. Lovell, Publisher
Nos. 14 and 16 Astor Place
New York

Cover title is:

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

while the title page title reads:

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas;
or,
The Marvellous and Exciting Adven
tures of Pierre Aronnax, Conseil
his Servant, and Ned Land,
A Canadian Harpooner.

The chapter heading and first 2 sentences of the book is:

"CHAPTER I.
A Shifting Reef.

The year 1866 was signalled by a remarkable incident, a mysterious and inexplicable phenomenon, which doubtless no one has yet forgetten. Not to mention rumors which agitate the maritime population, and excited the public mind, even in the interior of contintents, seafaring men were particularly excited."

This book is inscribed:
Jimmie E Farrell
From
Lizzie and Mamr(?)
Christmas 1882

You may ask why I consider this a Canadian edition.

Well, the base of the spine says Belford , Clarke & Co. which began as a Canadian publishing company.
I am not 100% sure this IS a Canadian book, but according to some sources on the web, both Lovell and Belford Clarke had a reputation for publishing pirated works, and Belford Clark was even sued for it. Maybe Belford Clarke wanted this title in Canada and used the printed insides by Lovell and put their own cover on it.
The history of Belford Clarke(external link) seems to indicate that the partnership between Alexander Belford and James Clarke began in 1875 and at some point they moved from Toronto to Chicago. The company was disbanded in 1893.

nd
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
J.S.Ogilvie
nd
New York

in wraps (paperback)

288 pages

No. 15

Image and listing information provided by Dana Eales

nd
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
nd

347 pages

The Home Series of Choice Reading

in Wraps (paperback)

No. 522

Image and listing information provided by Dana Eales

1883
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1883, Aug 13
John W. Lovell Company
New York

"Lovell's Library"

349 pages

no. 166

in wraps

Image and listing information provided by Dana Eales

1887
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1887
Belford Clarke and Co.
New York

"Caxton Edition"

nd (inscribed Xmas 1887)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
nd (inscribed "Xmas 1887")

"Franklin Edition (round)"

1887
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
1887
Worthington Co
New York

"Franklin Edition (square)"

1888
Twenty Thousand Leagues
1888
Pollard + Moss
New York
1888
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
1888
Mercantile Publishing Co.
New York (?)
1888
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
1888
Sampson and Low
London

Non-Pears' Grey Banner Description

1889
Twenty Thousand Leagues ...
1889
Worthington Co
New York

"World Library Edition"

nd (inscribed 1889)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
nd, inscribed 1889
Universal Publishing Co
?

"Popular Edition"

nd-circa 1890
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
nd-circa 1890
George Routledge & Sons, Limited
London

2 parts bound together in 1 volume

very cheaply produced book with thin paper covers
printed on cheap paper stock

Image courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

1890
20,000 Leagues Under the Seas 
1890 
Hurst & Co
New York

"Arlington Edition"


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd
Henneberry and Worthington
New York

Advance Issue, as stated on spine

nd
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
nd
Hurst & Co. (?)
New York

"Arlington Edition"

nd (inscribed 1884)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
nd (inscribed 1884)
Donohue and Henneberry
Chicago 

"Caxton Edition"

1890circa

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas 
nd (circa 1890) 
Belford , Clarke & Co
New York 

"Caxton Edition"
Blue and Brown bindings shown

nd-circa 1890s

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd (circa 1890)
John W. Lovell, Publisher
Nos. 14 and 16 Astor Place
New York

Simliar "Lyre" cover to Donohue, except not "Caxton"

Frontispiece = "Firing on Nautilus"

nd-circa 1890s

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd (circa 1890)
John W. Lovell, Publisher
Nos. 14 and 16 Astor Place
New York

Simliar "Lyre" cover to Donohue, except not "Caxton"

Frontispiece = "Preparing Diving Suits"

Top left of every page, says "Lakeside Library"

Images courtesy of Ryan Meadows

1890
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
1890
Donohue Henneberry &  Co
Chicago

"Caxton Edition"

nd - inscription 1890
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
(complete in 1 volume with 2 parts)
nd - inscription 1890
Sampson Low, Marston, and Company, Limited
London

gilded edges all-round

1 Frontice + 8 illustrations

Image courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

nd - circa 1890

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
(complete in 1 volume with 2 parts)
nd
Sampson Low, Marston, and Company, Limited
St Dunstan's House
London

"Pears' Soap" edition

Complete
Author's Edition, with Illustrations

9 illustrations

302 pages

In the middle of the book, where part 2 starts, there is NO new title page, but there is a 1 page catalogue of "Books by Jules Verne", on the reverse of that is the Frontice for part 2, and then it starts "Chapter 1, The Indian Ocean"

Collection Andrew Nash

Twenty Thousand Leagues
nd
John W Lovell Co
New York

Aldine Edition

Twenty Thousand Leagues ...
nd
Hurst + Co
New York
.....

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd-catalogue shows Purchase of the North Pole (1891)
Sampson Low, Marston, and Company, Limited
St. Dunstan's House
Fetter Lane, Fleeet Streeet, E.C.
London

Translated from the French of Jules Verne

Complete

Author's Edition with Illustrations

Frontice + 8 Illustrations

All edges Gilt

A book plate for 1899, but a catalogue of Jules Verne books, lists Purchase of the North Pole (last) that was published in 1891

Image courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

nd-inscribed 1891

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd-inscribed 1891
Ward, Lock & Tyler
Paternoster Row
London

NOTE: Cover says Ward Lock & Tyler,
and the Title page says Ward Lock & Co.

Written inscription dated 1891

Victorian "Yellowback" edition

Complete in One Volume

better quality paper that the Lever Brothers edition that uses the same cover art, also 1/2 as thick as the Lever Bros edition due to the better, thinner paper

Images courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

nd-inscr 1891
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd-inscr 1891
Worthington
New York
nd-circa 1893 (as the ads suggest)

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd-ad suggest 1893
Lever Brothers, Ltd.
Port Sunlight, near Birkenhead

Complete in this Volume

Victorian Yellowback edition

Like the above Ward Lock & Co, but printed on much cheaper paper stock

although same cover image.

Images courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

nd, inscribed 1896

Thanks LV

Twenty Thousand Leagues ...
nd, inscribed 1896
WM. L. ALLISON COMPANY. Publishers."
New York

ARUNDEL SERIES
BANNER ON COVER SAYS "de hirundine"

nd
Twenty Thousand Leagues ...
nd
M A Donohue + Co
Chicago
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd
Worthington Co.
New York

BUT Donohue Henneberry Company (on spint)

"Advane Edition"

335 pages

7.5 x 5.5 inches

nd
Twenty Thousand Leagues ...
nd
International Book Co
?

Columbus Series

nd

Thanks LV

Twenty Thousand Leagues ...
nd
F M Lupton Publ Co
New York

Stratford Edition

nd (inscribed 1895) Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd (circa 1895)
Porter and Coates
Philadelphia

"Authors Edition"
Note: Image of Ned Land with a harpoon on the cover, stamped in black.
A copy has been noted with an 1895 inscription

Value: Approx $20
Thank you for looking!

nd (inscribed 1898)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
nd (inscribed 1898)
George Routledge
London
1899
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1899
The Mershon Company
Rahway, NJ

in wraps (paperback)

Holly Library

289 pages

no. 84

Image and listing information provided by Dana Eales

nd
20,000 Leagues ...
nd (circa 1900)
Hurst and Co
New York
1901

Above 2 images provided by Dana Eales

1902

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1901/1902
Street & Smith, Publishers
New York

medal library, no. 112
paper cover

335 pages

1900circa
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nc circa 1900
Richard Butterworth and Co.
London
1900circa
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea 
nd (circa 1900)
Holiday Library
London

"Holiday Library Edition"

1900circa
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea 
circa 1900 
Mershon,
nd
Twenty Thouosand Leagues Under the Sea
nd
Hurst & Company
New York

Companion Books

Faux brown leather


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
1905
Charles Scribners Sons
New York

1 of at least 6 identical volumes
427 pages, 12 illustrations

19xx


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd (circa 19xx)
Porter & Coates
Philadelphia

Translated from the French of Jules Verne

Author's Edition

Alta Edition

1906
Twenty Thousand Leagues ...
1906
Sampson Low Marston + Co
London

Special Presentation copy to headmaster

1907
20,000 Leagues ...
1907
Donahue
Chicago
1909

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
1909
Charles Scribner's Sons
New York

Scribner's Uniform Edition

Known Publication Dates:
1909 Hi-Low-Hi NoU Reverse
1912 Hi-Low-Hi NoU

Size: 208mm x 150mm
12 illustrations incl Frontispiece
Pages numbered 1 to 427
(illustrations not included in above)
Ad : 11 vol $21.50, 3 vol $7.50
Uniform Edition on Title page: No
Spine Scroll = Hi-Low-Hi
Cover Top Scroll = Reverse

This volume, 1909, has tissue between the Frontisepiece and the Title page, AND the illustrations are on glossy paper, different from the text.

ed: Around the World, and 20,000 Leagues were the last 2 books to be added to the Uniform Edition. Almost an after thought! It appears that this addition came in the early 1900's and I would consider these "weakest" of the sets volumes, in the sense that they only contain 12 illustrations each.

nd (circa 1910)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
nd (circa1910)
Ward Lock
London
nd (circa 1910)

(Thanks LV)
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd (circa 1910)
Sampson Low, Marston & Co.
London

"Authorized Copyright Edition"

1911

thanks LV

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1911
Ward Lock and Company
London/Melbourne

nd
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
nd
Ward Lock and Co
London
No Date
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
circa 191x
?A.L Burt?
nd
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd
Hurst & Co
New York
nd

thanks LV

Twenty Thousand Leagues ...
nd
The Studley Press
?
1914
Twenty Thousand Leagues ...
1914
Dent
London
1916
Twenty Thousand Leagues ...
1916
Charles Scribners Sons
New York

"Uniform Edition"

1917
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 
1917 
Grosset & Dunlap

"Boy Scout Edition" 

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Hurst and Co
1917
20,000 Leagues ...
1917
Grossett & Dunlap
New York

dustjacket shown

1917
20,000 Leagues ...
1917
Grossett
New York

possibly cover under above dustjacket

1917
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1917
Grossett
New York
1918
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1918
Charles Scribners Sons
New York
1920

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
1920 (ish)
Sampson Low
London
nd

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd
G. P. Putnam's Sons
New York and London

Illustrated

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
nd
George Routledge + Sons
London/New York
nd

thanks LV

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
nd
George Routledge + Sons
London/New York
nd-circa 1920s

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd (circa 1920s)
Sampson Low Marston and Co
London

Dustjacket shown

Promotional text at the bottom of the Dustjacket says:
"The Masterpiece of all Submarines was the one imagined by Jules Verne. The voyage of this boat and the astonishing adventures of the crew make the book one of the most fascinating ever published."

Images courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

nd.- circa 1920s

An Amazing FIND !!! The Brass Printing Plates

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
nd - circa 1920s
Sampson Low, Marston & Co
London

8 black and white illustrations by Chevron

This is a unique Sampson Low binding, specific to this title and what is really interesting, was that book was found with 2 Brass Printing plates, that were used for the Spine printing.

The larger brass was for the Black ink, which includes the Title, and the smaller one is the decoration/details that were printed in Green ink.

ALL images courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books


Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
nd
SampsonLow
London

Dustjacket show, and cover

Big Ship Series

nd

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd
Sampson Low
London

dustjacket and cover shown

nd

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd
James Nisbet & Co Ltd
London
1924

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1924
Readers Library
?

dustjacket shown

nd - circa 1922



thanks LV

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd - circa 1922
Rand McNally & Company
New York & Chicago

The Windemere Series

Translated by Philip Schuyler Allen,
The University of Chicago

With Illustrations by Milo Winter

Same book, different Pastedown cover.

1925

Thanks LV

Twenty Thousand Leagues ...
1925
Charles Scribners Sons
New York
1928

thanks LV

Twenty Thousand Leagues ...
1928
Charles Scribners Sons
New York
1929

Novels:
The omnibus Jules Verne:
Twenty Thousaned Leagues Under the Sea
& Around the World in Eight Days, & Floating Island
&The Blockade Runners
& Hector Servadac

1929
(Victor) Gollancz
London

price 8s6d

1168 pages

nd-1931

The Omnibus Jules Verne:
Twenty Thousaned Leagues Under the Sea
& Around the World in Eight Days
&The Blockade Runners
&From the Earth to the Moon and the Trip Around It

nd-copyright 1931
J. B. Lippincott Company
USA

Illustrated by Helene Carter

Dustjacket and cover shown

This appears to be the first edition of this omnibus which was reprinted many times

The Dustjacket flap reads:
"Every Uncle should buy at least six copies of this book, one for himself and five for all his neices and nephews. For as a writer of pure adventure, of exciting narrative and hairbreadth escape, Verne has never been surpassed. Most of his predictions in the four books contained in this volume have already been fulfilled except, of couorse the trip to the moon (and rockets are now being built to accomplish this). The best of his stories are included in this one volume. With maps, endpapers and a frontispiece for each tale in two colors by Helene Carter."

1932

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Twenty Thousand Leagues ...
1932
John C Winston + Co
Chicago

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nd - 1933


Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1933, Blue Ribbon Books published this volume, priced at $1."

*The Jules Verne Omnibus:
Twenty Thousaned Leagues Under the Sea
& Around the World in Eight Days
&The Blockade Runners
&From the Earth to the Moon and the Trip Around It

nd(?)-1933
Blue Ribbon Books
448 Forth Avenue
New York

** although the title page says: With illustrations by Helene Carter
the book has NO illustrations

* The Dustjacket says Jules Verne Omnibus
& the Book says Omnibus Jules Verne like the previous Lippincott edition.

The dustjacket is NOT Black, but a dark blue.

The Dustjacket flap reads:
"Four complete novels are included in this edition of the best-known works of Jules Verne. They have a double appeal. On the one hand, they rank with the classic adventure stories of Rudyard Kipling, G. A. Henty, and H. Rider Haggard, and on the other they are as much a part of everyone's literary background as Tom Sawyer or Treasure Island.
The famous tales of Jules Verne are among the classic examples of scientific prophecy. At the time they were first published, they seemed the wholly impossible product of a too vivid imagination. Today we are not surprised at submarines and aeroplanes and rockets and we have surpassed even his prophecies of speedy travel.
But we have not yet caught up with the prophecies of Jules Verne. Some of the activities of Captain Nemo of the good submarine Nautilus in Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea will seem beyond the reach of human ingenuity, and our efforts with rocket ships are still only experimental. In many ways, Jules Verne is still in advance of the times, and the excitement and action of these stories remain a unique portion of the literature of scientific adventuring."

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1937
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
1937
Scribner
New York
1946
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
1946
Wadworth Books
 

"Classics to Grow on" Series

1946

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Twenty Thousand Leagues ...
1946
The World Publishing Co
Cleveland/New York

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nd circa 1950
Twenty Thousand Leagues...
nd (c1950)
Dean+Sons Ltd
London

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nd circa 1950
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
nd (circa1950)
Thames Pub Co
London

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nd circa 1950
20,000 Leagues ...
nd circa 1950
Purnell

?

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Twenty Thousand Leagues ...
?
Didier
1954
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1954
Collins
New York, Glascow

Olive Classics series

318 pages

in slipcase

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1955 (1958?)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1955 (could be 1958?)
Collins
London 

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1955
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1955
Dean and Sons, Ltd,
London
1955
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1955
Whitman, 
1955

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Twenty Thousand Leagues ...
1955
Scott Foresman + Co
Chicago
1956

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Twenty Thousand Leagues ...
1956
Charles Scribners Sons
New York
1956

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Twenty Thousand Leagues ...
1956
Heritage Press
New York

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1956
Twenty Thousand Leagues ...
1956
Nelson Doubleday
New York
1957

Twenty Thousand Leagues
1957
Heirloom Library
London

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1958


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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1958
Grossett & Dunlap
New York

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386 pages

nd circa 1960
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd (circa 1960)
Dean
London

shown in Dustjacket

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
...info incomplete...
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1960
ARCO
London

"Fitzroy Edition"
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1962
Twenty Thousand Leagues ...
1962
MacMillan
New York
1962
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1962
Scholastic Book Services
New York

paperback

406 pages

Scholastic Library Edition

#T430

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1963
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1963
Big Golden Book
1965
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
and Around the Moon

1965
Platt + Munk
?

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1965

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Twenty Thousand Leagues ...
1965
Washington Square Press
?
1965

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Twenty Thousand leagues ...
1965
The Fountain Press
Chicago

Worlds Greatest Literature Series

1960
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1960
ARCO Publications
London

Fitzroy Edition
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1960
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1960
2nd impression
ARCO
London

Fitzroy Edition -
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1966
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1966
Associated Booksellers
Westport Conn. 

Fitzroy Edition
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1968
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1968
Classic Press Inc
Santa Rosa, California
1973
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
nd (circa 1973)
Now Age Books 
1975
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
1975
Scholastic Book Services
New York

paperback

317 pages

abridged edition

#TK1973

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This edition, as well as a similarly published From the Earth to the Moon are pivitol in the HISTORY of Jules Verne translation and appreciation

The Annotated Jules Verne:
Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea

1976
Thomas Y. Crowell
New York

The Only Completely Restored and Annotated Edition

In Dustjacket (Shown)
Cover: Blue with blackj Spine wrap

Walter James Miller translations

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1976
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Weekly Reader Book - 1976
This edition, as well as a similarly published From the Earth to the Moon are pivitol in the HISTORY of Jules Verne translation and appreciation

The Annotated Jules Verne:
Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea

1977-8
Meridian - New American Library
New York

Edited by Walter James Miller
With 150 Illustrations

The Only Completely Restored and Annotated Edition

Paperback

Walter James Miller translations

nd
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
?

Treasury of Illustrated Classics

1989
Vingt-Mille Lieues sous les Mers
1989

Illustrations by Bernard Buffet

1992

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Great Illustrated Classics
1992
Baronet Books
New York

236 pages

illustrated

The Great Illustrated Classics series

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This edition, as well as a similarly published From the Earth to the Moon are pivitol in the HISTORY of Jules Verne translation and appreciation

The Annotated Jules Verne:
Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea

1993
US Naval Institute Press
Annapolis, Md

The Completely Restored and Annotated Edition

Translated by Walter james Miller and Frederick Paul Walter

In Dustjacket (Shown)

Walter James Miller translations

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1998

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
DK Publishing
1998
New York

Paperback

24 pages

illustrated

kids meal gift from Chick-fil-A

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2000
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
2000
William Morrow + Co
?

ISBN-0688105351

2008
20,000 Leagues under the Sea
2008
Sterling
New York

Following the release of his spectacular Moby Dick: A Pop-Up Book, paper-crafting genius Sam Ita gives Jules Verne’s engrossing undersea story an equally unique and amazing presentation. Ita literally takes graphic novels into another dimension with breathtaking designs that pop, flaps that lift, parts that move, and art that astonishes. There’s nothing like it out on the market. You won’t believe your eyes as you join Captain Nemo on an unforgettable adventure: submarines, sea monsters, and even the lost city of Atlantis (complete with ancient artifacts, temples, and columns) rise from the page as if emerging from the waves. Take a 3-D look inside Jules Verne’s visionary submarine; sit with the sailors at their lobster-laden table; pull a lever to move the diving gauge; and face a giant squid as its slippery tentacles attack the Nautilus and her crew. Just as he did with his immensely popular Moby Dick, Sam Ita has concocted pure thrilling magic.

Product Details
LoC Classification: PZ7.I89617 .Aae 2008

Hardcover: ISBN 9781402757761

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2010
Amazing Journeys - Five Visionary Classics
Journey to the Center of the Earth
From the Earth to the Moon
Circling the Moon
20,000 Leagues Under the Seas
Around the World in 80 Days

2010 (Jan 13)
Excelsior Editions
State University of New York Press
www.sunypress.edu
Albany

In New, Complete Translations by Frederick Paul Walter

Translations and critical material c 2010 by Frederick Paul Walter

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