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Maison a vapeur - 1880

Steam House (The) - 1880

French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
MV
V021
M46
A48
Alternate English Titles:
    Demon of Cawnpore (Part 1 of 2)
    Demon of the Cawnpore (Part 1 of 2)
    Steam House (Part I) The Demon of Cawnpore
    Steam House (Part II) Tigers and Traitors
    Tigers and Traitors (Part 2 of 2)
    Tigers and Traitors, Steam House (Part 2 of 2)
    The End of Nana Sahib

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

Nana Sahib is wanted for the atrocities he committed during the Sepoy revolt in India in 1857. Ten years later, an engineer named Banks invites Colonel Munro, Captain Hood, a Frenchman named Maucler and their associates to accompany him on a tour of the northern parts of India via a unique conveyance. The conveyance's engine resembles a huge elephant, only this elephant is powered by steam. As the adventurer's head north it becomes obvious to them that Colonel Munro (whose wife was reported killed at Cawnpore) has plans to for revenge. Unknown to him, Nana Sahib has similar intentions.


Book Collecting Information:
First English Editon:
The Steam House (Part 1)
Demon of Cawnpore

1881
Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street,
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington
First US Edition:
(in 2 parts)

Demon of Cawnpore (Part 1)
1881
Scribners
New York

Tigers and Traitors (Part 2)
1881
Scribners
New York

Other Books:
The Steam House

The Union Jack
Volume II
7th October 1880 to 29th September 1881
Weekly Parts from 41 to 92
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

832 pages, editted by G. A. Henty

Also contains:
by G. A. Henty
-An Indian Cattle Raid (2 weekly parts)
-Bears and Dacoits (2 parts)
This is the first appearance with book publication from Blackie not until 1896
-The Cornet of Horse (26 parts)
This is the first appearance which didn't appear in book form until 1881 from Sampson Low
-The Pipe of Mystery (1 part)
This is the first appearance with a 10 year gap before it was published by Blackie in Tales of Daring and Danger in 1889
-The Young Franc-Tireurs (22 parts)
There are quite a few Editor's Notes throughout by Henty. One of these Notes offers any boy that introduces 12 new subscribers a copy of his book Seaside -Maidens! .
- Harry Collingwood: An Eventful Ride (2 parts)
- Bernard Heldmann: Dorrincourt (22 parts)
& Rawdon School (11 parts)
- George Manville Fenn: The Ensign and the Middy (41 parts)
- J. Percy Groves: Three Days' Leave (1 part) & Brought to Bay (5 parts)

The volume includes many black and white illustrations and a few maps for most stories, a lot within the text and quite a few full page. There is one full page colour illustration Explanation of the British National Flag commonly know as The Union Jack.
The publication folded after just four years, much to the disappointment of Henty.

(the quality boys’ weekly Union Jack (1880–83),
which was established as a wholesome rival to the Boy’s Own Paper (1879-..._)

THE UNION JACK
will be
The best Paper for Boys
The most complete Paper for Boys
The most interesting Paper for Boys
Will contain the best Stories for Boys
The best Articles for Boys
The best Pictures for Boys
The best Answers to Boys
The best Fun for Boys
It will be the best Paper for Boys ever published

1890

Part 1:
Demon of Cawnpore (part 1 of Steam House)

1890
Sampson Low Marston Searle and Rivington
London

translated from the French by A. D. Kingston
"Illustrated"
New Edition
6 illustrations
190 pages

Nash Collection 

Part 2:
Tigers and Traitors (part 2 of Steam House)

1890?
Sampson Low Marston Searle and Rivington
London

translated from the French by A. D. Kingston
"Illustrated"
New Edition
6 illustrations
190 pages

Nash Collection

"Pears' Soap" edition

1893
Part 1:
The Demon of Cawnpore

nd (?1890)
Sampson Low, Marston & Company
London

Part 2:
Tigers and Traitors

1893
Sampson Low, Marston & Company
London

"Pears' Soap" edition

1892
Demon of Cawnpore
1892
Sampson Low
London

1893
Tigers and Traitors
1893
Sampson Low
London
1907

Steam House:
I. The Demon of Cawnpore
II. Tigers and Traitors

1907
Charles Scribner's Sons
New York

Scribner's Uniform Edition

Known Publication Dates:
1886
1895 Low-Hi-Low U
1907 Low-Hi-Low U Regular

Size: 208mm x 150mm
95 illustrations incl 1 Frontispiece (49+46)
Pages numbered:
Demon of Cawnpore:1 to 262
Tigers and Traitors: 1 to 246
(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
nd (circa 1930)
Tigers and Traitors
nd (inscribed 1933)
Sampson Low Marston and Co
London

The End of Nana Sahib, The Steam House
1949
Sampson Low, Marston & Company
London

Dustjacket Shown

Part 1:
The Demon of Cawnpore

1959
ARCO Publications with Bernard Hanison
London

Collection Andrew Nash

Part 2:
Tigers and Traitors

1959
ARCO Publications with Bernard Hanison
London

Fitzroy Edtion
Dustjacket

Collection Andrew Nash

Part 1:
The Demon of Cawnpore

196x
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn

Part 2:
Tigers and Traitors

196x
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn

Fitzroy Edtion
Dustjacket

Part 1:
The Demon of Cawnpore

#14253
196x
ACE Publishing Corporation
1120 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

Collection Andrew Nash

Part 2:
Tigers and Traitors

#80900
196x
An ACE Book
Ace Publishing Corporation
1120 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036

Collection Andrew Nash

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