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Pays des fourrures (Le) - 1873 

Fur Country (The) - 1873
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Alternate English Titles:

    Fur Country (The)
    Fur Country,or 70° North Latitude (The)
    Fur Country,or Seventy Degrees North Latitude (The)
    Sun in Eclipse (Part 1 of 2)
    Through the Bering Straight (Part 2 of 2)

Plot Synopsis: 
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml)
Lt. Jasper Hobson and other members of the Hudson's Bay Trading Co. and his team along with the company's guests, Mrs. Paulina Barnett and Thomas Black travel through the North West Territories of Canada to Cape Bathurst on the Arctic Ocean. At Cape Bathurst, Hobson intends on creating a new trading post for the company, Paulina Barnett is along for the adventure and Thomas Black intends on viewing a solar eclipse during the summer of the following year. The party establishes their outpost before winter sets in, but when spring arrives, nearby volcanic activity triggers an earthquake, which the colony survives; however, a startling revelation is revealed later in the summer when Thomas Black tries to observe the total eclipse. Cape Bathurst has changed its position to the north by almost three degrees of latitude and to the west by several hundred miles; Hobson determines that the Cape has become an island. Now the party's only hope is the onset of winter, so they might travel across the ice, to reach the mainland Russian America (Alaska). When a mild (by Arctic standards) winter sets in and the island is locked by the ice directly north of the Bering Strait; but the ice is not sufficiently frozen enough for safe passage across the ice. The islands colonists wait for the spring thaw and hope that island will move south with the Bering current and that the boat they've built will be able to take them to safety.
Note: This is one of two Jules Verne stories set in Canada. The other is Family Without a Name.

Timeframe of novel:


Book Collecting Information:
First UK
Editon
 book  The Fur Country, or Seventy Degrees North Latitude
1874
Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle
London

Translated by: N. D'Anvers
pseudonym of Mrs. Arthur Bell
Pictorial Red Cloth
Published: November 1873

First US
Edition



The Fur Country, or Seventy Degrees North Latitude
1874
James R Osgood and Co
Late Tickner and Field

Boston

Pictorial Brown, Green and Salmon Cloth
Translated by N. D'Anvers
pseudonym of Mrs. Arthur Bell
100 Illustrations

Note: 1 copy inscribed Dec 1873

First Canadian
Edition

Fur Country
1876
H B Bigney and Co
Montreal, Canada

Translated by N. D'Anvers
100 illustrations
Pictorial brown cloth

Other Books:
1876
The Fur Country
1876
Lovell Adam and Company
New York
1876 The Fur Country
1876
Lovell Printing and Publishing Company
New York

100 full page illustrations by Ferat

??different from above??

188x
Fur Country
188x
W M Allison Co
New York

Arundel Series

nd (circa 1880s)
Fur Country
nd (circa 1880s)
W M Allison Co
New York
nd (inscribed 1885)

Fur Country
nd (inscribed 1885)
Routledge
London 

Jules Verne Library

Fur Country (in 2 vols)
nd
Routledge
London 

Jules Verne Library

1889
Fur Country
1889
Pollard and Moss
New York

stylized "P & M" script in center of cover

nd

Fur Country
nd
Pollard and Moss
New York

the name "Jules Verne" in center of cover
Brown and Orange shown

nd
Fur Country
nd
Pollard and Moss
New York

similar to above but with gilt

nd (inscr 1882)
Fur Country
nd? (inscribed 1882)
W M Allison
New York
The Fur Country
nd
Wm L Allison, Clapham
New York
nd


Fur Country
nd (inscribed 1883)
John W Lovell
New York
inscr 1904
The Fur Country
nd(inscr 1904)
George Routledge & Sons Ltd
London
nd
circa1910
The Fur Country
nd (circa 1910)
George Routledge and Sons
London
nd(circa 1910)

The FurCountry
or Seventy degrees North Latitude
nd (circa 1910)
Sampson Low, Marston & Company, Ltd
London
The Musson Book COmpany, Ltd
Toronto

334 pages
16 illustrations, 8 b+w, 8 colour

This book is the Musson variety, because of the name Musson at the bottom of the spine.

This book is identified as the Twentieth Edition
(I believe all copies say that)

image courtesy of B Kutzera

circa 1920
Fur Country
circa 1920
Sampson Low
London

 

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