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George Munro SEASIDE LIBRARY

Ed: Interesting sidenote for me. George Munro was born in 1825 at Millbrook, in the County of Pictou, in Nova Scotia, Canada. 

At the age of twelve, he was apprenticed to the printer of The Observer in the town of Pictou. After two years he went to school in the nearby town of New Glascow. At the age of nineteen, he entered Pictou Academy, and remained three years.
In 1847, after graduating, he returned to New Glascow and taught for three years. In 1850 he went to teach in the Free Church Academy in Halifax, later becoming its principal. and remained there for 6 years, studying theology in his spare time.
He left Halifax in 1856 and travelled to New York, and found work with D. Appleton & Co (Five Weeks in a Balloon fame!)
(this info from: Dalhousie Review)

These books/stories were printed in soft wraps by George Munro, beginning in 1877.

Note that when trying to date a title, even a copyright date may not be indicative of the actual date of issue, as the titles were reprinted many times, without change to the copyright date. Advertisements at the back, for other titles, may help place the actual date of issue of the title.

Addresses:

#1 - the earlier address, used around 1878
GEORGE MUNRO, PUBLISHER
Nos. 17 to 27 Vandewater Street, New York

#2 - later address
GEORGE MUNRO, PUBLISHER,
Nos. 21, 23 and 25 Vandewater Street, New York

The following is the list of Jules Verne books published by George Munro, New York.

There are 2 series:

Seaside Library - which measures about 9x13in
and
Seaside Library Pocket Edition - which is comparable in size to a modern paperback.

The Seaside Library
No. Title
710 Survivors of the Chancellor
818 The Steam House;or, A Trip Across India (2 parts)
1043 Jangada (2 parts)
1092 Michael Strogoff
1519 Robinson's School
1677 The Headstrong Turk
1716 The Green Ray
1980 The Archipelago on Fire
2039 Mathias Sandorf (3 parts)
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Hector Servadac
Vol I - 16? English at the North Pole
1877



Vol III-57

Vol III-60

Vol III-64

NOTE: These 3 Seaside Library editions, have the George Munro address of:
Nos. 17 to 27 Vandewater Street, New York
SO they ARE the first printing of this Seaside!

The Castaways; or, A Voyage Around the World:
South America

1877
George Munro
New York

Vol III, No. 57 - Single Number - 10 cents
Seaside Library

No Illustrations

image indicates second edition

The Castaways; or, A Voyage Around the World:
Australia

1877
George Munro
New York

Vol III, No. 60 - Single Number - 10 cents
Seaside Library

No Illustrations

image indicates second edition

The Castaways; or, A Voyage Around the World:
New Zealand

1877
George Munro
New York

Vol III, No. 64 - Single Number - 10 cents
Seaside Library

No Illustrations

image indicates second edition

All 3 Images Courtesy of Dana Eales

Five Weeks in a Balloon
? reissued numbers of The Seaside Library ?
Vol. I
No. 5
The Black Indies
(pages 113 to 140 + 4 pgs adverts)
1 Illustr
Address #2
my copy with pastedown "15 cents" also missidentified inside as No. 4!
Vol. I
No. 16
The English at the North Pole, and The Field of Ice
2 volumes in 1
(pages 1 to 19 (English)
Pages 19 to 34 (Field)
+ 2 pgs adverts)
1 Illustr
Address #2
Vol. III
No. 43
Hector Servadac
(pgs 1 to 39 + 1 1/2 pgs adverts)
2 Illustrations
Address #2
Vol. III
No. 57
A Voyage Around the World: South America
1877
George Munro
New York

(pgs 1 to 31 + 1 pg adverts)
1 Illustration
Address # 2

Collection Andrew Nash

Vol. III
No. 60
A Voyage Around the World: Australia
1877
George Munro
New York

(pgs 1 to 32 + 1/2 pg adverts)
1 Illustration
Address # 2

Collection Andrew Nash

Vol. III
No. 64
A Voyage Around the World: New Zealand
with A Floating City

1877
George Munro
New York

(pgs 1 to 32 + 4 1/2 pg adverts)
1 Illustration
Address # 2

Collection Andrew Nash

Vol. IV
No. 68
Five Weeks in a Balloon
(pgs 1 to 28 + 4 pgs adverts)
1 Illustration
Address #2
Vol. IV
No. 72
Meridiana; or, Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians In SouthAfrica; and The Blockade Runners
(pgs 1 to 32 and 4 pgs adverts)
1 Illustration
Address #2
Vol. IV
No. 75
The Fur Country
(pg 1 to 36)
1 Illustration
Address #2
Vol. V
No. 84
20,000 Leagues Under the Seas
(pgs 1 to 33 + 3 pgs adverts)
1 Illustration
Address #2
Vol. V
No. 87
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
(pgs 1 to 27 + 1 pg adverts)
1 Illustration
Address #2
Vol. V. No. 9x Mysterious Island - Dropped From the Clouds
nd
George Munro Publisher
New York

1 Illustration
Address #2

Seaside Library - Vol. V. No. 9x - Single Number, Price 10 cents

Vol. V. No. 93

Note: There are 2 versions of this, with different illustrations, and different Munro addresses!!!

Mysterious Island - The Abandoned
nd
George Munro Publisher
New York

1 Illustration
Address #1

Seaside Library - Vol. V. No. 93 - Single Number, Price 10 cents

Vol. V. No. 93

Note: There are 2 versions of this, with different illustrations, and different Munro addresses!!!

Mysterious Island - The Abandoned
nd
George Munro Publisher
New York

1 Illustration
Address #2

Seaside Library - Vol. V. No. 93 - Single Number, Price 10 cents

Vol. V. No. 97

Mysterious Island - Secret of the Island
nd
George Munro Publisher
New York

1 Illustration
Address #2

Seaside Library - Vol. V. No. 97 - Single Number, Price 10 cents

Vol. V
No. 99
From the Earth to the Moon
(pg 1 to 23 + 9 pgs adverts)
28 Illustrations
Address #1
Vol. XXIV
No. 466
Great Voyages and Great Navigators - Part 1
45 1/2 pages + 2 1/2 pages adverts
0 Illustr.
Price 10 Cents
Vol. XXIV
No. 466
Great Voyages and Great Navigators - Part 2
45 1/2 pages + 2 1/2 pages adverts
0 Illustr.
Price 10 Cents
Vol. XXVI
No. 505
The Field of Ice
(pgs 1 to 32 + 4 pgs adverts)
81 Illustrations
Address #1
Vol. XXVI
No. 520
Round the Moon
(pgs 1 to 27 + 5 pgs adverts)
27 Illustrations
Address #1
Vol. XXX
No. 634
The 500 Millions of the Begum

Image Courtesy of Dana Eales

Seaside Library Pocket Edition

Below catalogue of Jules Verne's Works, from #659 - Waif of the "Cynthia" - 1886

Below catalogue taken from #578 - Mathias - 1908

Note: As you will notice below, there are 3 versions of the cover
  • Seaside Library - Pocket Edition - Earlier - Beige and Red
  • Seaside Library - Pocket Edition - Medium - Brown "Aligator Skin" suitcase
  • Seaside Library - Pocket Edition - Later - Dark and Light Blue
Image No. Title Pages
87 Dick Sand;or, A Captain at Fifteen 328
100 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas 293

368 The Southern Star, or The Diamond Land
(1885)
George Munro Publisher
17 to 27 Vandewater St.
New York

Seaside Library Pocket Edition
No 368 - Double Number
Published: March 1885

Images Courtesy of Dana Eales

The Sourthern Star
(1902)
Geo Munro``s Sons
New York

Seaside Library No 368

This book is dated by the adverts inside, where an ad for Mrs Winslows shows a date of 1902

395 The Archipelago on Fire
Original, 1885 578 Illustrated

Mathias Sandorf - Part I.

Price 10 cents

Original, 1885 578 Illustrated

Mathias Sandorf - Part II.

Price 10 cents

Original, 1885 578 Illustrated

Mathias Sandorf - Part III.

Price 10 cents

Now Complete in 1 Volume
578 Illustrated

Mathias Sandorf
(complete in 1 volume)
1908 - based on ads
Geo. Munro's Sons, Publishers
17 to 27 Vandewater Street
New York

Price 25 cents

427
659 The Waif of the "Cynthia"
1886
227
838 Ticket No. "9672" 161
976 Robur the Conqueror;
or, A trip Around the World in a Flying Machine
1887

Image Courtesy of Dana Eales

181
1011 Texar's Vengeance;or, North Versus South 374
1020 Michael Strogoff;or, The Courier of the Czar 267
1050 A Tour of the World in Eighty Days 179
1152 Illustrated

From the Earth to the Moon in 97 Hours 20 Minutes

168
1153 Illustrated

Round the Moon
1889

Image Courtesy of Dana Eales

1157 Illustrated

A Two Years' Vacation
1887

260
1168 The Flight to France; or, The Memoirs of a Dragoon
1238 Illustrated

Mysterious Island;or, Dropped from the Clouds

174
1263 A Family Without a Name 304
1422 800 Leagues on the Amazon; or, The Cryptogram; or, The Jangada 167
1423 The Cryptogram; or, The Jangada; or, Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon. Sequel to No. 1422
2078 The Special Correspondent 235
2145 The Abandoned (part 2 of Mysterious Island) 173
2146 The Secret of the Island (part 3 of Mysterious Island) 168
2346 King of the Sea (?)

Munro's Library of Popular Novels

The Southern Star, or The Diamond Field
nd?
Munro
New York

Munro's Library of Popular Novels

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