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

Hector Servadac - 1877
Bibliographic
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Jules Verne
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Myers
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Galagher
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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)
no image available at this time Hector Servadac
1877 (published September 1877)
George Munro
New York

Seaside Library

First UK
Editon:

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

Pictorial Brown and Green cloth
Publisher's catalogue dated 1877

First US
Edition:

Hector Servadac; or the Career of a Comet
1878
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

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

1878
variant
missing some gilt details on cover

Part 1:
To The Sun?
1878
Claxton, Remsen and Haffelfinger

George Munro Sons

Seaside Library

1880circa
Hector Servadac
circa 1880
Good Things London Magazine
Stahan and Co
London
1891
Hector Servadac
circa 1891
Street and Smith Publishers
New York

Arrow Library No. 39

1895
To the Sun
[1895]
David McKay
Philadelphia

36 illustrations by Paul Philippoteaux

probably published after Sept 1882 and before October 1896

1895
Off on a Comet
[1895]
David Mckay
Philadelphia

probably published after Sept 1882 and before October 1896

19xx
Hector Servadac
19xx
Hurst and Co, 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 Amoung the Comets
nd
Hurst and Co 

with Dust Jacket 

Hector Servadac

Sampson Low

Part 1:
Anomalous Phenomena
1965
ARCO Publications
London

Part 2:
Homeward Bound
1965
ARCO Publications
London

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Part 1:
Anomalous Phenomena
(1965)
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Connondon

Part 2:
Homeward Bound
(1965)
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

 

 

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