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L'Île mystérieuse - 1875
Les Naufragés de l'air (Pt 1) - 1874
L'Abandonné(Pt 2) - 1875
Le Secret de l'île(Pt 3) - 1875

Mysterious Island - 1874

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Original hand drawn by Verne)
carte de L'Ile Lincoln / Lincoln Island map

Images used with permission from
Project Jules Verne Illustrations by Bernhard Krauth, www.jules-verne-club.de

Bibliographic
Reference
French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
 
IM
V013
M42
A33

Alternate English Titles: 

    Mysterious Island (The)
    Abandoned (Part 2 of 3)
    Dropped From the Clouds (Part 1 of 3 Var. A)
    Secret of the Island (The) (Part 3 of 3)
    Wrecked in the Air (Part 1 of 3 Var. B)

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

During the American Civil war, five men:, Captain Cyrus Smith, an engineer; Gédéon (Gideon) Spilett, a reporter; Pencroff a sailor; Harbert (Herbert), a student; Nab (Neb) a cook and Smith's dog Top escape the siege of Richmond, Virginia by balloon. The balloon was launched during a great storm; the wind from the storm blows the balloon and its six passengers on a 6,000 mile journey. They manage to make it to an island, which they determine is in the South Pacific Ocean. Everyone is accounted for except their natural leader Smith and his dog. The engineer and his dog are found under mysterious circumstances, but it is just the first of the island's many mysteries. Through the use of the engineer's vast knowledge, their wits, courage and the occasional help of an unknown force, the men begin to turn this island into their new home. When they complete a small boat, they are able to journey to a nearby island and add another member to their island's population. That man they eventually find out is named Ayrton, who was left on the nearby island for his involvement in the affair of the "Children of Captain Grant" (1868). The castaways survive an invasion by pirates, but their mysterious benefactor later reveals himself to them. Captain Nemo tells them his history and that they may not be able to survive the next attack. That next attack is from the island itself as the island's volcano has begun to stir from its hibernation.

NOTE: The stories Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant (1868), Vingt Mille Lieues sous les mers (1870) and this story are all part of a trilogy, with Ayrton and Captain Nemo being the linking characters. Unfortunately, for reasons yet unknown, but probably because this linkage wasn't planned out in advance, the timelines for the three stories are inconsistent. This story takes place near the end of the American Civil War in 1865 and for the two years following; Vingt Mille Lieues sous les mers takes place in 1866 and Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant takes place in 1864. Don't try to resolve these discrepancies because it is impossible.


Book Collecting Information:
First UK Editon:

Part 1:
The Mysterious Island:
Dropped from the Clouds
1875
Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle
Crown Building, London

Translated by W.H.G. Kingston
40 pages of adverts at end of book dated February 1875
Gilt Edges
Pictorial Blue cloth
(2 images shown)

Part 2:
The Mysterious Island:-Abandoned
1875
Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle
Crown Building, London

Translated by W.H.G. Kingston
40 pages of adverts at end of book dated February 1875
Pictorial Brown cloth

Part 3:
The Mysterious Island: The Secret of the Island
1875
Sampson Low
London

Pictorial Green cloth
Translated by W.H.G. Kingston

First US
dition:

Only part 1 published in this format
Mysterious Island: Wrecked in the Air
1875
Scribner Armstrong and Co
654 Broadway, New York

The Authorized Edition
48 illustrations
At the front of the book, certification by Hetzel and Co.
At the back of the book, 1 page of adverts
Advertisement after the title page.
Note: This is only Part 1...the remainder was not published in this format!
The text is arranged in double-column format (like a newspaper!)

Noted in Red/Rust and Green cloth with gilt lettering

First US
Edition:

Part 2:
The Mysterious Island: Abandoned
1875
Scribner Armstrong and Co
New York

Translated by W.H.G. Kingston
(portion of cover shown)

Part 3:
The Mysterious Island: The Secret of the Island
1876
Scribner, Armstrong and Company
New York

Translated by W. H. G. Kingston

Other Editions:
1875

The Mysterious Island: Shipwrecked in the Air
1875
Henry L Shepard
Boston

This was an "unauthorized edition"

1876
The Mysterious Island
1876
Household Words Publishing Co
Boston
1876

The Mysterious Island: The Secret of the Island
copyright 1876
Sampson Low
London

Pictorial Green cloth
Translated by W.H.G. Kingston

nd circa 1880
Mysterious Island
nd circa 1880
William L Allison
New York
nd, inscribed 1881
Mysterious Island
nd, inscribed Dec 25, 1881
John W Lovell
New York
1882
Mysterious Island
1882
B Worthington
New York
nd, inscribed 1883
Mysterious Island
nd, inscribed 1883
Belford Clarke and Co
Chicago

Caxton Edition

1883
The Mysterious Island: Dropped From the Clouds
1883
Sampson Low
London

Jules Verne Works
wrappered edition

1884
Mysterious Island
1884
Belford Clarke + Co
Chicago
1889
Mysterious Island
Dropped From the Clouds

Part 1, Mysterious Island
1889
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

"Pears' Soap" edition

187 pages

9 illustrations

Authors Illustrated Edition

image used courtesy of www.jules-verne.dk

1889

Mysterious Island, Part 2
Abandoned

1889
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

"Pears' Soap" edition

Authors Illustrated Edition

192 pages

image used courtesy of www.jules-verne.dk

1888

Mysterious Island, Part 3
The Secret of the Island

1888
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

"Pears' Soap" edition

Authors Illustrated Edition

189 pages

8 illustrations

image used courtesy of www.jules-verne.dk

nd
The Mysterious Island
nd
A L Burt
nd
Mysterious Island
nd
Hurst and Co
1887
Mysterious Island
1887
Burrows Company
Cleveland

Sterling Edition

nd (circa 1887)
Mysterious Island
nd (circa 1887)
Belford Clarke & Co 

Caxton Edition
Brown and Green shown

nd
Mysterious Island
nd
Frank F Lovel
New York

Aldine Edition

1888
Mysterious Island
1888
Mercantile Publishing Co
1889
Mysterious Island: Dropped from the Clouds
1889
Sampson Low
London
1890
Mysterious Island
1890
Donohue Henneberry + Co
Chicago

Caxton Edition

nd (circa 1893)
The Secret of the Island
nd (circa 1893)
Sampson Low
London 

6th Edition

Dropped From the Clouds
Mysterious Island, Part 1
18xx
Sampson Low
London

"Pears' Soap" edition

1892
Abandoned
Mysterious Island, Part 2
1892
Sampson Low
London

"Pears' Soap" edition

1894
The Secret of the Island
Mysterious Island, Part 3

1894(?)
Sampson Low, Marston & Company
London

"Pears' Soap" edition

Author's Illustrated Edition

Translated from the French by
W. H. G. Kingston

2nd image and listing information courtesy of David Linton

(circa 1895)
The Abandoned
circa 1895
Geo Munros Sons
New York

No. 2145 in Seaside Library

1906

The Mysterious Island: Dropped From the Clouds
Abandoned & The Secret of the Island

1906
Sampson Low
London

New and Cheaper Edition

translator: W H G Kingston

nd
Mysterious Island
nd
A L Burt
New York
nd
The Mysterious Island
nd
A L Burt
New York
1909

The Mysterious Island:
I. Dropped From the Clouds
II. Abandoned
III. The Secret of the Island

1909
Charles Scribner's Sons
New York

Scribner's Uniform Edition

Known Publication Dates:
1886 Low-Hi-Low U Reverse
1891
1898 Low-Hi-Low U
1909 Low-Hi-Low U Regular

Size: 208mm x 150mm
147 illustrations incl 3 Frontispieces (49+49+49)
Pages numbered:
Dropped From the Clouds:1 to 310
Abandonned: 1 to 304
Secret of the Island: 1 to 299
(illustrations not included in above)
Ad : 11 vol $21.50, 3 vol $7.50
Uniform Edition on Title page: Yes
Spine Scroll = Low-Hi-Low
Cover Top Scroll = Regular

**Interesting re 1886 edition.
The last page of Dropped From the Clouds, page 310, has at the bottom: PRESS OF RAND, AVERY, & Co., BOSTON. This is NOT present in my later 1909 edition. (nor is it included at the end of parts 2 and 3!)

Also my copy includes an inscription to Ara Cushman Jr. - Jan 1887, and a sticker on the end pages for W. B. Clarke & Carruth, Booksellers and Stationers. Boston

circa 1910
Mysterious Island: Dropped From the Clouds
Mysterious Island: The Secret of the Island

nd circa 1910
Sampson Low
London
nd circa 1910
Mysterious Island: Dropped From the Clouds
nd, circa 1910
Sampson Low
London
1915
Mysterious Island: Secret of the Island
1915
J M Dent
London

& E P Dutton + Co
New York

(circa 192x)
The Mysterious Island
(circa 192x)
Grosset and Dunlap

Shown in dustjacket

nd
Mysterious Island: Dropped From the Clouds
nd
Sampson Low
London
nd
Mysterious Island: Abandoned
nd
Sampson Low
London
nd (circa 1920)
The Secret of the Island
nd
Sampson Low, Marston and Company
London 

Authorized Copyright Edition

nd (circa 1920)
Mysterious Island: Secret of the Island
nd (circa 1920)
Sampson Low
London
1927
Mysterious Island
1927
Scribners + Sons
New York

Dustjacket shown

nd
The Mysterious Island
nd
Grosset and Dunlap Pub
New York
nd (circa 1930)
Secret of the Island
nd (circa 1930)
Sampson Low Marston and Co
London

Dustjacket and the revealed cover shown

nd
Dropped From the Clouds
nd
Sampson Low, Marston and Company
London 

Authors copyright edition

nd (circa 1910)
Mysterious Island
nd (circa 1910)
M A Donohue
Chicago

Jules Verne Series

nd
Mysterious Island
nd
Hurst & Company, Publishers
New York 

Jules Verne Series
with "Explorer"

1956
The Mysterious Island
1956
Grosset and Dunlap
New York

Rebound?

1957
The Mysterious Island
1957
The World Publishing Co
New York/Cleveland

Dustjacket shown

Illustrated by Henry C Pitz?

1959
Part 1:
Dropped From the Cloud
s
1959
Bernard Hanison
10 Fitzroy St.
London, W1

Collection Andrew Nash

Part 2:
The Secret of the Island

1959
Bernard Hanison
10 Fitzroy St.
London, W1

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Collection Andrew Nash

1959
Ed Note: I have to research, to see if this exists, without the Bernard Hanison publisher....

Part 1:
Dropped From the Cloud
s
1959
ARCO Publications
London

Part 2:
The Secret of the Island

1959
ARCO Publications
London

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

1959

Part 1:
Dropped From the Clouds

(1959)
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn.

191 pages

Collection Andrew Nash

Part 2:
The Secret of the Island

(1959)
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn.

191 pages

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Mysterious Island
Wesleyan University Press
2001
Middletown, Conn

First new unabridged translation since 1876 of one of Verne's best-known novels.

Contents of this volume:
728 pages
44 illustrations
(Note: Introduction and Critical Material by William Butcher)

  • Introduction (by William Butcher)
  • Notes on Previous Translations (by William Butcher)
  • Inception of the Novel
    • The Manuscripts of "Uncle Robinson"
    • The Manuscripts of The Mysterious Island
    • Publication of The Mysterious Island
  • Prefaces to The Mysterious Island, Two Years Vacation, and Second Homeland
    • A Few Words to the Readers of The Mysterious Island
    • Preface to Two Years Vacation
    • Preface -- Why I Wrote Second Homeland
  • Abbreviations
  • The Mysterious Island
  • Notes
  • A Chronology of Jules Verne
  • Select Bibliography
    • Principal Works of Verne Cited
    • Studies of The Mysterious Island
    • Books on Verne
    • The Principal Sources of The Mysterious Island
  • Appendix A: The Origins of The Mysterious Island
  • Appendix B: Verne's Other Writing on the Desert-Island Theme

Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-8195-6475-3
Paperback ISBN:
978-0-8195-6559-8
Ebook ISBN:
978-0-8195-7456-5

 
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