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Sans dessus dessous - 1889 

Topsy Turvy - 1890
French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
SD
V035
M53
A68
Alternate English Titles:
    Topsy Turvy
    Purchase of the North Pole

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

The North Polar Practical Association has plans on making a purchase of all the territory north of the 84th parallel. This association is in reality the members of the Baltimore Gun Club, including Secretary J.T. Maston, President Impy Barbicane and Captain Nicholl. Through the generosity of Mrs. Angelina Scorbitt the association is successful in its bid for this region of the globe. Only the world wonders why they have bid for this uninhabitable region. With the property secure, the association makes their plans known, they intend on altering the axis of the earth, so that this Artic region will obtain a temperate climate, allow them access to the large coal deposits they expect to find there. And how will they accomplish this? The same way these men made it to the moon, with a large gun. With the Gun Club's infallible J.T. Maston making the calculations, the association surely can't lose in the proposition.


Book Collecting Information:
First English
Editon:
   The Purchase of the North Pole
1891
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London

143 Pages, Illustrated

First US
Edition:

Topsy-Turvy
[1890]
J S Ogilvie and Company
New York

222 Pages

Other Editions:
1891, Feb 15
The Purchase of the North Pole
1891, Feb 15
F. Collier, Once a Week Library
New York

Once a Week Library, Vol 11, No 14
in Wraps

nd (circa 1890s)
Topsy-Turvy
{1890}
International Book Company
(spine: American Publishers Corporation)
New York

St Nicholas Series

222 Pages, Illustrated

nd (circa 1890s)
Topsy-Turvy
nd (circa 1890s)
International Book Comapany
New York

St Nicholas Series for Boys and Girls

1894
Purchase of the North Pole
1894
Sampson Low Marston and Co
London
nd
Purchase of the North Pole
nd (circa 1920)
Sampson Low, Marston and Company
London 

Authorized Copyright Edition

195x

The Purchase of the North Pole
195x
Ace
New York
1966
The Purchase of the North Pole
1966
ARCO Publications
London

175 Pages

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

The Purchase of the North Pole
(1966)
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn

175 Pages

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

The Purchase of the North Pole
1989
JVPress
New York
The Purchase of the North Pole
1989
JV Press
New York, New York

100th Anniversary Edition
printed on 8 1/2 by 11 paper

 
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