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Robur-le-Conquérant - 1886

Robur the Conqueror - 1887

French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
RC
V030
M12
A61
Alternate English Titles:
    Robur the Conqueror
    The Clipper of the Clouds
    A Trip Around the World in a Flying Machine

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

Strange events are occurring around the world, involving lights, sounds and flags that are hung in seemingly impossible to get to locations. At the meeting of the Weldon Institute in Philadelphia, PA, Uncle Prudent (President) and Phil Evans (Secretary) and the membership debate about whether their balloon the Goahead, should have its directional screw located in the front or the back. A man called Robur interrupts and takes over their meeting; he insists that to master the skies, a flying vehicle must be heavier than air. His remarks infuriate the balloonists and after their meeting, Uncle Prudent and Phil are kidnapped and taken on an around the world trip in the Albatross, Robur's heavier than air "Clipper of the Clouds".


Illustrations:


Book Collecting Information:
First English
Editon:
Clipper of the Clouds
1887
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

234 Pages, Illustrated

First US
Edition:
 book A Trip Around the World in a Flying Machine
{1900}
M. A. Donohue & Company
Chicago

182 Pages
with DustJacket
Green pictorial cloth with balloon airship
Copyright 1887 by George Munro
6 pages of adverts at rear of book

Other Editions:
1891
The Clipper of the Clouds
1891
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Ltd
London
1892
Clipper of the Clouds
1892
Sampson Low
London

A Trip Around the World in a Flying Machine
nd?
Dohohue
Chicago
nd (circa 1910)
Clipper of the Clouds
nd (circa 1910)
Sampson Low, London
nd (inscr 1910)
Clipper of the Clouds
nd (inscr 1910)
Sampson Low
London
circa 1915
A Trip Around the World in a Flying Machine
nd (circa 1915)
M A Donohue, Chicago

dustjacket shown

boy scout edition

circa 1915
A Trip Around the World In A Flying Machine
nd (circa 1915)
M A Donohue, Chicago

Dustjacket shown

nd (inscribed 1928)

A Trip Around the World In A Flying Machine
nd (inscribed 1928)
M A Donohue,
Chicago

Dustjacket shown 

circa 19xx
A Trip Around the World in a Flying Machine
circa 19xx
M A Donohue, Chicago
nd (inscr 1917)
The Clipper of the Clouds
nd (inscr 1917)
Sampson Low
London

ed: thank you Beach Hut Books

nd (circa 1920)
Clipper of the Clouds
nd (inscribed 1920)
Sampson Low
London 

shown without and with Dustjacket

1951
Robur the Conqueror
1951
Didier Publishers, New York

(shown in Dustjacket)

The Clipper of the Clouds
1962
ARCO Publications
London

191 Pages

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

The Clipper of the Clouds
(1962)
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn

191 Pages

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Clipper of the Clouds

Claremont Classics

The Clipper of the Clouds
(1979)
Granada
London

ISBN: 0-246-11138-0

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

The Clipper of the Clouds
(2000)
Amereon House

ISBN: 0-848-82056-8
191 Pages

Fitzroy Edition

 
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