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Voyage au centre de la Terre - 1864 

Journey to the Centre of the Earth - 1871
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Alternate English Titles: 

    Journey to the Centre of the Earth 
    A Journey Into the Interior of the Earth
    A Journey to the Center of the Earth
    A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
    A Trip to the Centre of the Earth

    Stories of Adventure: Meridiana & Journey to the Center of the Earth

The Events in this novel take place: in the summer months of 1863

The Locations visited in this book include:

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

The writings of Arne Saknussemm are translated by Professor Lidenbrock and with them he ascertains that they are directions that will lead him to the center of the Earth.

This book contains the first appearance of prehistoric animals in a novel. (May 13, 1867, Hetzel 1st illustrated edition with 56 illustrations by Riou)


Book Collecting Information:

First Illustrated
French Edition
Hetzel
13 May 1867

First English reference
(a synopsis)
synopsis to:
A Trip to the Centre of the Earth
appearing in:
Appleton's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art
May 1, 1869
D. Appleton and Co.
New York

Full text of this synopsis

Information and images provided by: Ronald Rosenfield, June 1, 2004

First English Appearance
Serial form

Journey to the Centre of the Earth
appearing in "Boys Journal"
12 monthly installments
1870
Henry Vickers
London.

original plates by Riou in each installment
(and differing from the ones in the published work issued two years later.)

(information provided by:
Michael Barlow to JVF, Aug 1, 2002)

First UK
Edition
 book image A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1872 (announced Oct 17, 1871)
Griffith and Farran
London

Pictorial Green Cloth
Published: November 1871
(originally cost 7 pounds)

First US
Edition

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1874
Scribner, Armstrong and Co
New York
 

52 Illustrations by Riou
Blue and Red/Orange Bindings Shown
Green also known
Published: November 8, 1873

Other Editions:
1872 A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1872 (December 9)
Griffith and Farran
London

(originally priced 6 pounds)

"First English appearance of a novel with prehistoric animals"

1873 (serial) A Journey to the Centre of the Earth; A Story of Wonderful Adventure
1873 (May 3 to Nov 15)
in Chimney Corner
Frank Leslie
New York
 1874 A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
(1874)
Scribner, Armstrong and Co
New York 

Published: Fall 1874

1874

Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1874
Henry L Shepard and Co
Boston

Green and Red shown

1874 - "New Edition"
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1874 (published December 1873)
Griffith and Farran (successors to Newberry&Harris)
London

New Edition
52 illustrations by Riou
(full page illustrations!)
(spine says 53 illustr., title page says 52)
8 pp undated ads
(The first two titles in the catalog are Henty's Young Franc-tireurs and Out on the Pampas)

1874 A Journey to the Centre of the Earth and a Winters Sojourn in the Ice
1874
Office of 'The Evening Telegraph'
Philadelphia (108 South Third Street)

translation by Stephen W. White (which has the correct character Prof Lidenbrock)

full description of this volume is:
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth and a Winter's Sojourn in the Ice. by Jules Verne. Reprinted from 'The Evening Telegraph", with A Fancy of Doctor Ox, and the Tour of the World in eighty Days, by Jules Verne. Reprinted from 'The Evening Telegraph", with 93 by Victor Hugo, translated expressly for "The Evening Telegraph" by E. B. d'Espinville Picot, and reprinted from the columns of that journal.

double columns, this an early rebind, iriginally issued in paper wrappers

1874
Stories of Adventure
(includes:Adventures of 3 Englishmen...
+ Journey to the Centre of the Earth)
1874
Scribner Armstrong & Co
New York
nd
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
nd
Henry L Shepard and Co
Boston

In Wrappers

1876
Journey to the Interior of the Earth
nd (inscribed March 1876)
Ward Lock and Tyler
London
1877 A Voyage to the Centre of the Earth
nd {1877}
Goubaud & Son
London
1884 A Journey into the Interior of the Earth
1884
Ward, Lock and Co
London

Series: Youth Library
inscribed 1884

nd (inscribed 1885)
Journey to the Centre
nd (inscribed 1885)
Routledge
London 

Jules Verne Library

circa 1886
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
circa 1886
Griffith Farran Okeden and Welsh 
London

This is the third style binding used by Griffith & Farran for the "Boy's Own Favourite Library" (BOFL). About 5 different Henty titles were published by Griffith & Farran as first editions and later they were reprinted as part of the BOFL series.
The BOFL series was begun by Griffith & Farran in 1881. There were at least 4, maybe 5 distinct binding styles used.
This binding is considered the third style and was used after Messr's Welsh and Okeden joined the firm in 1884/5. It is believed this style was begun around 1886 ...if the copy has gilt edges and bevelled boards it may be closer to 1887/8 as that is when these improvements began to appear. If a catalog is present in the back sometimes you can find a printer mark that would contain the last two years of the date.
Information provided by: Bob Bailey (2002)

nd (inscribed 1887)

Journey to the Centre of the Earth
nd (inscribed 1887)
George Routledge and Sons
London: Broadway, Ludgate Hill, New York: 9 Lafayette Place.
(View Title Page)
"Every Boy's Library"
 
This book has an inscription:

"Presented to David Colegrave for good conduct"
St. James CE Sunday School, Maratah, Tasmania
February 20, 1887.
Also on the same page (front side) is an embossed mark for the book seller "Walch Bros - Birchall - Launcheston, Booksellers & Stationers."
Maratah and Launcheston are both in the island of Tasmania. The book is intact with only some slight stains to the back cover. All the pages are there and are gold leafed on all 3 sides. The book was found at an estate sale in Sydney, Australia.

The ending page bottom page show "Charles Dickens and Evans, Crystal Palace Press" plus a catalogue of George Routledge and Sons' books. The book does not show the exact year of publication, but similar catalogues and gold leaf pages appear in the 1886/88 time period. The Catalogue shows that most of the books sold for "3s", "6d" and included subjects like "The Homing or Carrier Pigeon".

(info provided by Bob McGinnis, Houston, Texas - Feb 2003)

nd (circa 1890/1893)
Captain Hatteras and Journey to the Centre of the Earth
nd (circa 1890/1893)
Hutchinson
London
nd (inscr 1893)
Five Weeks in a Balloon, and Journey to the Centre of the Earth
nd (inscribed 1893)
Hutchinson and Co
London
nd
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
circa 1900
George Routledge and Sons
London
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
circa 1890-1900
Griffith Farran Browne & Co.
35 Bow Street, Covent Garden,
London

New Edition
52 Illustrations

Ward Lock and Co
London
c1910
George Routledge and Sons
London
George Routledge and Sons
London
1905

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1905
Charles Scribners Sons
New York

1 of at least 6 identical volumes
305 pages, 12 illustrations

1923






Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1923
Humphrey Milford at the Oxford University Press
London

Illustrated by Thomas Cantrell Dugdale
(T C Dugdale, 1880-1952)

1925 A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1925
Scribners
New York

"Scribner Series for Young People"

circa 1930
A Journey to the Interior of the Earth
nd (circa 1930)
Ward Lock and Co
London

Pastedown image on cover AND
Dustjacket versions

(date on this really uncertain..1890s?..1930s?)

1933
Macmillan Matriculation French Series
Voyage au Centre de la Terre par Jules Verne
1933
The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited
at St. Martin's House
Toronto
(also see Canadian Jules Verne page)

Adapted and Edited by Eugene Pellissier
Formerly Assistant Master at Clipton College
and Lecturer at University College, Bristol

Prescribed for use in the Province of Ontario

Copyright, Canada, 1933 Printed in Canada

This is a school textbook.
It has a 2 page English Prefatory Note, a 4 page English Introduction
and includes Notes, Alphabetical List of Irregular Verbs occuring in the text
Vocabulary, Words and Phrases, Questionnaire, Sentences on Syntax and Idoms, Passages for Translation into French and Sujets de Rédaction.

1944
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1944
Blackie
London

in Dustjacket

195_
A Journey to the Center of the Earth
c195x

Movie tie-in paperback

1959 Journey to the Centre
1959
Dodd Mead + Co

in Dustjacket

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Arco
London

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn.

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Now Age Books
1967
Heron Books
1967
Wishbone Classic
 
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