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Famille-sans-nom - 1889 

Family Without a Name - 1889

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

French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
FS
V036
Mxxx
Axxx
Alternate English Titles:
    Family Without a Name
    Family Without a Name (A)
    Into the Abyss (Part 2 of 2)
    Leader of the Resistance (Part 1 of 2)
    Very Strange Family (name copyrighted by John W. Lovell Nov. 20, 1889)

Plot Synopsis: 
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml)
Two sons of an infamous French Canadian traitor, fight for the revolution in an effort to make up for their father's crime.
***NOTE*** This is one of 2 Jules Verne Stories set in Canada. The other is Fur Country.

Timeframe of novel: Events take place in 1837

Location of Events: Quebec and Ontario (Niagara River+Niagara Falls) Canada


Book Collecting Information:
First English Editon: Family Without a Name
Sampson Low, Martston, Searle, & Rivington Limited
1891
London
(this copy has a 32 page catalogue for Oct 1890 in the back) 
First Canadian Edition:
Family Without a Name
1890
The Musson Book Company Ltd
Toronto, Canada

Same as the Sampson Low Edition

First US Edition:
in Wrappers
Family Without a Name
1889 (Dec 5 / Dec 23)
John W. Lovell
New York
First US Edition:  book Title 
Vxxx / Mxx
Publisher/YYYY

Other Editions:
(1890)
Family Without a Name
1889 (December 16)
Frank F. Lovell 7 Company
New York (142 and 144 Worth Street)

Lovell's Household Library
(No. 285 ?)

189x (no date)




Family Without a Name
Sampson Low, Martston & Company Limited
New and Cheaper Edition
No Date
London

New and Cheaper Edition

Frontispiece with Eighteen Full page Illustrations

Brown copy has a 1 page catalogue in the back listing books at 2s 6d, and gilt edges, 3s 6d

The blue and gray copies, have a catalogue in the rear dated 1894

Blue images courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

Leader of the Resistance (Pt 1)
1963
ARCO Publications,
London

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Into the Abyss (Pt 2)
1963
ARCO Publications
London

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Leader of the Resistance (Pt 1)
1963
Associated Booksellers,
Westport, Connecticut

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Collection Andrew Nash

Into the Abyss (Pt 2)
1963
Associated Booksellers,
Westport, Connecticut

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Collection Andrew Nash

1982
Family Without a Name
A Romance of the Rebellion of 1837 in Quebec
1982
NC Press Limited
Toronto
ISBN: 0-919601-86-3
(also see Canadian Jules Verne page)

Translated by Edward Baxter, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
This was a brand new translation of an important book about the history of Canada.

It is hardcover (red-maroon) with a dustjacket

My copy is autographed by the translator.

On reverse of Title page:
New Canada Publications, a division of NC Press Limited, Box 4010, Station A, Toronto, Ontario, M5W 1H8

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

"Historical Prelude
A Few Facts, A Few Dates

What a sorry sight the human race is," remarked the philosophers at the end of the eighteenth century, "cutting each other's throats for the sake of a few ice-covered acres of land." It was not their wisest observation, for they were referring to Canada, over which the British and French were then at war."

I am sorry to say that when I first saw this book, it was in a remainder bin at a one of our Canadian Book chainstores.
It is an excellent translation and does not deserve to be remaindered!!!

French Editions:
1970
Famille-san-nom
Roman sur les Rébellions
au Québec en 1837-38
1970
La Maison Réédition Québec Inc.
Montréal, Québec
ISBN: 0-88515-000-7
(also see Canadian Jules Verne page)

Illustrated with the original engravings (82)

Collection: Visage de l'Homme

Nouvelle préface de Jean Chesneaux,
12 pages entitled: Jules Verne et le Canada Français
Paris, mai 1970

1978 (Mar)

Famille-sans-nom
1837...les patriotes...le Québec
1978
Québec dix sur dix
Québec
(also see Canadian Jules Verne page)

Dessins de G. Tiret-Bognet
"Collections Québec dix sur dix" publiée sous la direction de Jeanine Féral

Achevé s'imprimer en Mars 1978 sur les presses de Payette & Simms Inc. a Saint-Lambert, P.Q.

FRENCH
1907
Hetzel
1907
Un Elephant

 

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