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Hector Servadac, voyages et aventures à travers le monde solaire - 1877 

Hector Servadac - 1877

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HS
V016
M33
A42

Alternate English Titles:

    Astounding Adventures Among the Comets
    Anomalous Phenomena (Part 1 of 2, var. A)
    Hector Servadac
    Hector Servadac, or the Career of a Comet
    Homeward Bound (Part 2 of 2, var. A)
    Off on a Comet
    Off on a Comet (Part 2 of 2, var. B)
    To the Sun (Part 1 of 2, Var. B)
    To the Sun? Off on a Comet!

The Events in this novel take place in: 

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

On the coast of Algiers, French Captain Hector Servadac, his orderly Ben Zoof and the ground below their feet are ripped from the Earth by a passing comet. Their world changed around them, the pair begins exploring and is soon joined by others to make up a small colony. A Russian Count, the crew of his yacht, a group of Spaniards, a young Italian girl, a Jewish merchant and the French professor who tells them where they all are, traveling through space on a comet he's named Gallia. The only other human inhabitants of this world are a group of British soldiers, stationed on the piece of Gibraltar that was ripped away from the Earth. Confident they will soon be contacted by England in regards to their current situation, these soldiers want nothing to do with the other colonists. Meanwhile, the colonists find refuge in a volcano located on the comet and use it to survive the long journey away from the sun. When the comet completes its orbit (two years Earth time), the professor's calculations show that the comet will again make contact with the Earth.

Book Collecting Information:
First English
Edition (Serial)
U.K.
no image available at this time Hector Servadac

Published in:
Good Times
1877 (Published July to Dec)
Strahan & Co. Limited Publishers
London

I will refine the date closer when I have the volume in my hands. The serialization MAY begin in September like the Munro version

First English
Edition (Serial)
U.S.
1877,
August
no image available at this time Hector Servadac

Published in:

New York Fireside Companion (No. 513-537)
1877 (published Aug 27 to Feb 11)
George Munro
New York

Also as:

First English
Edition (Serial)
U.S.
1877, September
Hector Servadac
Travels and Adventures Through the Solar System

Published in:

Seaside Library (No. 43)
1877, September
George Munro
New York

39 pages
"Part First" shown

Image and listing information provided by Dana Eales

First UK
Editon:

Hector Servadac; or the Career of a Comet
1878 (November 1877)
Sampson Low Marston Searle and Rivington
London

Pictorial Brown and Green cloth
Publisher's catalogue dated 1877

First US
Edition:

Part 1:
To The Sun? A Journey through Planetary Space
1878 (published October 1877)
Claxton, Remsen and Haffelfinger
Philadelphia

36 full-page illustrations

Part 2:
Off On A Comet
1878 (published May 1878)
Claxton Remsen and Haffelfinger
Philadelphia

translated by Edward Roth

Slightly later edition
(by 1 month)

Hector Servadac; or the Career of a Comet
1878 (November 1877)
Scribner, Armstrong and Company
New York

Translated by Ellen E. Frewer
98 illustrations
Pictorial Red and Green cloth
List of Jules Verne Works, The Authorized Editions, list 6 titles with number 6 being "Hector Servadac"
At the end of the book, two pages of adverts, 'Works of Jules Verne', and 'New Books'

Other Editions:
1878
variant
missing some gilt details on cover

Part 1:
To The Sun?

1878
Claxton, Remsen and Haffelfinger

Hector Servadac
George Munro Sons

Seaside Library

1880circa
Hector Servadac
circa 1880
Good Things London Magazine
Stahan and Co
London
1882

Hector Servadac
1882
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London

"Pears Soap" edition

Third Edition

with Numerous Illustrations

tanslated by Ellen E. Frewer

1891
Hector Servadac
circa 1891
Street and Smith Publishers
New York

Arrow Library No. 39

1895
Part 1
To the Sun

[1895]
David McKay
Philadelphia

36 illustrations by Paul Philippoteaux

probably published after Sept 1882 and before October 1896

Translated into English by Edward Roth

1895
Part 2
Off on a Comet, A Journey Through Planetary Space

[1895]
David Mckay
Philadelphia

probably published after Sept 1882 and before October 1896

Translated into English by Edward Roth

19xx
Astounding Adventures Among the Comets
or Captain Hector Servadac's Thrilling Experiences

nd
Hurst and Co
New York


(this lady is looking a different direction!)

nc-circa 1900
Hector Servadac
nd
The Federal Book Company, Publishers
New York

 nd
Hector Servadac
nd
F M Lupton
New York
1900 circa
Hector Servadac
circa 1900
F M Lupton, New York
1905

Hector Servadac
1905
Charles Scribners Sons
New York

1 of at least 6 identical volumes
12 illustrations

19xx
Hector Servadac
nd
F M Lupton Pub Co, New York
19xx
Astounding Adventures Among the Comets
or Captain Hector Servadac's Thrilling Experiences

nd
Hurst and Co
New York

Hector Servadac

Sampson Low

Part 1:
Anomalous Phenomena
1965
ARCO Publications
London

Part 2:
Homeward Bound

1965
ARCO Publications
London

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Collection Andrew Nash

Part 1:
Anomalous Phenomena

(1965)
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn

Collection Andrew Nash

Part 2:
Homeward Bound

(1965)
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Collection Andrew Nash

2007
Off on a Comet
2007
Solaris, BL Publishing
Games Workshop Ltd
Nottingham

transltor Adam Roberts & Ellen E. Frewer

"New" translation, based on the translation by Ellen E. Frewer
This reworking, restores Chapter titles, restores chapter 27, and restores much from the orginal text that was editted out previously

Text of this translation available at: Off on a Comet

Off on a Comet was published, along with the novel Splinter,
by Adam Roberts, in a limited (to 1000) signed edition in a slipcase.

This novel takes its inspiration from Off on a Comet

 

 
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