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Voyages et Aventures du Capitaine Hatteras - 1866

Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras - 1875

Bibliographic
Reference
French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
 
AH
V004
M58
A16

Alternate English Titles: 

    Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras
    Adventures of Captain Hatteras (The)
    At the North Pole (Part 1 of 2 - var. A1)
    Captain Hatteras; or The English at the North Pole
    English at the North Pole (Part 1 of 2 - var. A2)
    English at the North Pole & Ice Desert
    Field of Ice (The ) (Part 2 of 2 - var. A1&A2)
    Ice Desert (The) (Part 2 of 2 - var. B)
    Journey to the North Pole (A) (Part 1 of 2 - Var. B)
    Tales of Adventure
    The Desert of Ice (Part 2 of 2 - Var. C)
    Wilderness of Ice (Part 2 of 2 - Var. )

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

Richard Shandon and Dr. Clawbonny both receive letters from an unknown party inviting them to accompany an expedition, the destination unknown. Shandon as the chief officer is also empowered to assemble the crew and pay for the construction of the ship for this adventure, the Forward. The completed ship receives its orders, to go north towards Melville Bay. The ship heads north, but as of yet the Captain has not made his appearance. Eventually a member of the crew reveals himself to be Captain John Hatteras. And his goal is for their British crew to be the first to reach the North Pole. When things don't go as Hatteras thought they would, the crew (including Shandon) mutinies and destroys the ship. This occurs while Hatteras and others are attempting to find supplies that might have been left behind by a previous expedition; instead they only find the one survivor of an American expedition. Finding the ship destroyed upon their return, Hatteras, Clawbonny and remaining crew makes a boat out of the ships remains and continue in their attempt to reach the pole.

Book Collecting Information:
First UK
Editon

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Part 1:
A Journey to the North Pole
1875
George Routledge and Sons
London

129 Illustrations

Pictorial Red and Blue cloth

Part 2:
The Field of Ice
1875
George Routledge and Sons
London

126 Illustrations

Pictorial Red and Blue cloth

S = Image courtesy of Sumner and Stillman

First US
Edition
 book The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras
1875
James R. Osgood
Late Ticknor and Fields

Boston

Both parts in one volume
Pictorial Brown cloth
(image of dog steering ship)
250 illustrations by Riou
Published: June 1874

Other Editions:
circa 18xx
Part 1:
At the North Pole
circa 18xx
Henry T Coates and Co
Philadelphia 

Part 2:
The Desert of Ice
circa 18xx
Henry T Coates and Co
Philadelphia

1876
The Adventures of Captain Hatteras
1876
Routledge
London

contains an Aug 1875 catalog
and book is inscribed 1877

nd (1876)
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Part 1:
At the North Pole
nd (1876)
Porter & Coates
Philadelphia 

Part 2:
The Desert of Ice
nd (1876)
Porter & Coates
Philadelphia

this has been seen Inscribed 1889

S = Image courtesy of Sumner and Stillman

1877
The Field of Ice
1877
George Routledge and Sons
London
nd (1877) The English at the North Pole
& The Field of Ice (in 1 part)
nd {1877}
Goubaud & Son
London

The Jules Verne Library series
- orange cloth boards with gilt and black illustration

S The Adventures of Captain Hatteras
nd (1878)
Ward, Lock & Co
London

S = Image courtesy of Sumner and Stillman

1879
Part 1:
The English at the North Pole
1879
G F Munro
New York

Seaside Library

nd - circa 1880

At the North Pole
or the Adventures of Captain Hatteras
nd - circa 1880
Henry Coates and Co.
Philadelphia

130 illustrations

nd


Part 1:
At the North Pole
nd
Porter and Coates
Philadelphia 

Part 2:
Desert of Ice
nd
Porter and Coates
Philadelphia

Alta Edition

nd
At the North Pole
nd
Porter and Coates
Philadelphia 

Alta Edition (variant)

The English at the North Pole
nd
George Routledge and Sons
London

Every Boys Library

nd (1890)
English at the North Pole
nd - inscribed 1890
?
?
circa 1880?

Part 1:
The English at the North Pole
nd
Ward Lock
London

Part 2:
The Ice Desert
nd
Ward Lock
London

nd
The Field of Ice
?
George Routledge
London
nd (circa 1890)
Captain Hatteras or English at the North Pole
& Journey to the Centre of the Earth
nd (circa 1890)
Hutchinson and Co
London

Hutchinson Series

nd
Part 1:
English at the North Pole
nd
Hutchinson and Co
London 

Hutchinson Series

nd (inscribed 1892)
Part 1:
The English at the North Pole
nd (inscribed 1892)
Ward Lock
London 

Part 2:
The Ice Desert
nd
Ward Lock
London

nd
Part 2:
Field of Ice
nd
George Routledge and Sons
London
nd
Adventures of Captain Hatteras
nd
George Routledge and Sons
London
nd (1908)
The Field of Ice
nd (1908)
George Routledge and Sons, Limited
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co.
London

The estimated date here is based on an inscription in an identically bound Five Weeks in a Balloon

Image proved by Dan Spacie

nd

Part 1:
The English at the North Pole

Part 2:
The Ice Desert
nd
Ward Lock
London

Jules Verne Series
(
AN: I like calling it the Sea Serpent Series)

nd (circa 1930)
Part 1:
The English at the North Pole
nd (circa 1930s)
Collins
London 

Complete Dustjacket shown

nd (circa 1930)
Part 2:
The Ice Desert
nd (circa 1930s)
Ward Lock
London
The English at the North Pole
nd
George Routledge
London

the red copy is inscribed 1922

Captain Hatteras
English at the North Pole
nd - inscribed 1924
Hutchinson and Co.
1951
The Adventures of Captain Hatteras
1951
Didier
New York 

(with and Introduction by Commander Finn Ronne)

Part 1:
At the North Pole

Associated Booksellers
Westport Conn. 

Part 2:
The Wilderness of Ice

Associated Booksellers
Westport Conn.

Fitzroy Edtion (Editor: I. O. Evans)
Dustjackets Shown

 

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