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Indes Noirs - 1877

Black Indies - 1877

Bibliographic
Reference
French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
 
IO
V017
M10
A43

Alternate English Titles:

    Black Diamonds
    Black Indies

    Child of the Cavern
    Child of the Cavern or Strange Doings Underground 
    Underground City (The)

Plot Synopsis: 
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml)
The old Aberfoyle mine in Scotland, that was thought to have been mined out ten years earlier is reactivated, when a dedicated old miner, Simon Ford, makes an astonishing discovery. He contacts the old manager of the mine, James Starr, and the discovery leads to a large vein of coal that will take generations to mine out. Soon the New Aberfoyle mine is opened and everyone begins to profit again; however, a mysterious "goblin" threatens the entire mine.

Book Collecting Information:
Significant Editions
First UK
Editon
  The Child of the Cavern; or Strange Doings Underground
1877
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London

Pictorial Brown cloth (Gray cloth shown!)
Translated by W. H. G. Kingston (who also wrote the preface)
Published: October 1877

First US
Edition
 book The Black Indies
(1877)
George Munro

Quarto edition of Munro's Seaside Library, No. 5
Published: May 1877

Other Editions:
1882 (not certain)
Child of the Cavern
1882
Sampson Low
London

"Authors Illustrated Edition"

[1883]

Underground City or the Child of the Cavern
[1883]
Porter and Coates
Philadelphia

Translated by W. H. G. Kingston
Fully illustrated

green copy inscribed 1884

1883

Child of the Cavern
1883
Sampson Low
London

3rd Edition

1888
The Child of the Cavern
1888
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London

"Authors Illustrated Edition"

1892
Child of theCavern
1892
Sampson Low Marston and Co Ltd
London

Fourth edition

nd
Underground City
nd
Porter and Coates
Philadelphia 

Alta Edition
brown and gray shown

Black Diamonds
?
ARCO Publications
London

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Black Diamonds
?
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn.

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

 

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