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Mistress Branican - 1891 

Mistress Branican - 1891
French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
MB
V038
Mxxx
Axxx
Alternate English Titles:
Mistress Branican
The Mystery of the Franklin
The Wreck of the Franklin

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

After her husband John has gone to sea and she loses her only child, Wat, San Diego resident Dolly Branican goes mad. When she recovers, 4 years later, she discovers that her husband's ship was lost at sea. As heir to a substantial fortune during her madness, Dolly uses these resources to finance the discovery of the whereabouts of her husband's ship, the Franklin because she doesn't believe he is dead. Years later a clue to the fate of the Franklin is discovered in Australia, Dolly quickly goes to there to discover that her husband may still be alive in a remote part of northwestern Australia.


Book Collecting Information:
First English Editon:   Mistress Branican 
1892
Sampson Low, London
First US Edition: Mistress Branican
1891
Cassell Publishing Co, New York
1895
Mistress Branican
nd (inscribed 1895)
Sampson Low
London
1896
Mistress Branican
1896
Sampson Low Marston and Co
London
?(1903) The Wreck of the Franklin
?(1903)
Street and Smith
New York
nd (copyright 1907)
 
The Wreck of the Franklin
nd (copyright 1907)
Chatterton-Peck Company
New York

This copy inscribed 1912
This is an interesting variant of Mistress Branican using
a unique title variation.
The cover is a simplified version of the 1st US edition by
Cassell Publishing Co, but they have used an odd title
variation.

Mistress Branican
nd
Mershon Co
New Jersey
19xx
Mistress Branican
circa 19xx
Mershon Co
New Jersey
The Mystery of the Franklin
nd (pre 1928)

Note: A Biography of the author in back of the book says "in 1928 we will be celebrating the anniversary of his birth" .

 
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