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Cinq Semaines en ballon
Voyage de découvertes en Afrique par trois Anglais. - 1863

Five Weeks in a Balloon - 1869
Bibliographic
Reference
French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
 
CS
V001
M20
A6

Alternate English Titles:

    Five Weeks in a Balloon 
    5 Weeks in a Balloon

Plot Synopsis (courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml
Dr. Samuel Ferguson and his two associates (Dick Kennedy and Joe) venture to Zanzibar in Africa. It is Ferguson's intention to explore the part of Africa that the Barth and Burton and Speke expeditions were not able to reach. The method by which he will try to accomplish this task is unique, by using a balloon called the "Victoria". 
Book Collecting Information:
First English Reference
(a synopsis)
synopsis to:
Five Weeks in a Balloon
appearing in:
Every Saturday; A Journal of Choice Reading
1868
(December 5, Vol. VI, No. 153, pp 717-721)
Fields, Osgood & Co.
Boston

predessor to the firm James R. Osgood

according to the "Jules Verne Encyclopedia" the foreign source for this review/synopsis is "The London"

The text of this synopsis

First UK
Editon:
 (no image currently available to me)

Five Weeks in Balloon
1870 (June 1)
Chapman and Hall
London

illustrated with 64 illustrations
Green Cloth

First US
Edition:
 

Cover Detail

***First appearance of a Jules Verne Book in the English Language - go here to see earlier English appearances of a Verne short story***

Five Weeks in a Balloon
1869 (February 20)
D. Appleton and Co.
New York

illustrated with 6 illustrations
Pictorial Green, Red or Brown Cloth

Other books:
1871 (serial) Five Weeks in a Balloon
1871 (serial appearance)
The Youth's Play-Hour
UK
1873 Five Weeks in a Balloon
1873 (November 29)
James R. Osgood
Boston

this "most fully illusttrated American edition" actually has 48 illustrations, arranged on twelve pages in groups of four numbered images

1874 Five Weeks in a Balloon
1874
James R. Osgood
Boston

cover illustration same as the 1873 Osgood edition

1874
Five Weeks in a Balloon
1874
Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle
London

64 illustrations by Riou
48 pp of ads dated Oct 1873
indicates "Second edition" on title page in deference to the first edition that Chapman printed in 1870

1877
Five Weeks in a Balloion
1877
J B Lippincott
Philadelphia
1877 Five Weeks in a Balloon
(1877)
Goubaud & Son
London

The Jules Verne Library as "the Daisy Books"

1877
Five Weeks in a Balloon
1877 (September 20)
G. Munro
New York

Seaside Library, No. 68
28 pp, 1 illustration

1878 Five Weeks in a Balloon
1878 (December 8 announcement)
Sampson Low
London

Cheaper Edition

1881
Five Weeks in a Balloon
1881
John Wurte Lovell
New York
nd (circa 1880) 
Five Weeks in a Balloon
nd (circa 1880)
Sampson Low
London
1884
Five Weeks in a Balloon
1884
Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington
London

Authors Illustrated Edition

nd (circa 1885)

Five Weeks in a Balloon
nd (circa 1885)
American News Co
New York 

Peoples Edition
Gray, Brown and Red shown
Note: one inscribed 1890
also with publisher American Publishing Co.

1887
Five Weeks in a Balloon
1887
Worthington and Co
New York

Franklin Edition


Five Weeks in a Balloon

Franklin Edition, circle

1887
nd
Five Weeks in a Balloon
nd
Richard Butterworth and Co
London
nd (inscr 1889)
Five Weeks in a Balloon
nd (inscr1889)
Butler Bros
New York & Chicago
nd (circa 1890)
Five Weeks in a Balloon
nd (circa 1890)
Sampson Low 
London

New and Cheaper Edition

nd (circa 1890)
Five Weeks in a Balloon
nd circa 1890
Hurst and Co
New York 

Arlington Edition

nd (circa 1890)
Five Weeks
nd
William L Allison
New York
nd (circa 1890)
Five Weeks in a Balloon
nd (circa 1890)
Penny Popular Novels, #24
1892
Five Weeks in a Baloon (sic)
1892
R Worthington
New York

note baloon mispelled

1893


Five Weeks in a Balloon
1893
Sampson Low
London

Authors Illustrated Edition
190 pp

nd (inscribed 1893)
Five Weeks in a Balloon &
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
nd (inscribed 1893)
Hutchinson and Co
London
nd (inscr 1907)
nd (circa 1912)
Five Weeks in a Balloon
nd (circa 1912)
Sampson Low
London
nd 
Five Weeks in a Balloon
nd
Ward Lock and Co
London 

Jules Verne Series (Sea Serpent)

nd (circa 1920)
nd (circa 1920)

Five Weeks in a Balloon
nd (circa 1920)
Sampson Low
London
1920
Five Weeks in a Balloon
1920
Sampson Low
London

Authors Copyright Edition

1921
Five Weeks in a Balloon
1921
Ward Lock and Co
London
1935
Five Weeks in a Balloon
nd (inscribed 1935)
Sampson Low
London 

Dust Wrapper Shown

1954
Five Weeks in a Balloon
1954
Didier Publishers
New York 

Shown with Dustjacket

1958
Five Weeks in a Balloon
1958
Bernard Hanison
London 

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

1958
Five Weeks in a Balloon
(1958)
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn. 

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

1958
Five Weeks in a Balloon
1958
W G Bebbington
London

Shown in Dustjacket

Selected French Editions

1952
Cinq Semaines en Ballon
1952
Hachette
France

Bibliotheque Verte
dustjacket shown

Uncatalogued:

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