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Book Sets/Series
Non-Pears' Gilt Banner Edition
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

Sampson Low History

Sampson Low, Gilt Banner Editions - Non Pears'

Between 1876 and 1892 Sampson Low, London, issued a set of 38 Jules Verne titles, that looked similar to the Pears' Soap Banner edition, but these voumes have a distinctive Gilt Banner and Gilt title. Instead of the 39 books, like in the Pears' series, there are only 38, because Mathias Sandorf is published in 1 volume in this set.

Note: The publication of the some of the titles in the Gilt Banner Edition pre-dates the Pears' Edition (1882-1895).

The books can have many colours, and each title may have been published in multiple colours.
Red, Grey, Green, Lime Green, Dark Green, Blue, Light Blue, Brown, Tan Brown, Light Brown (Taupe), Purple,

NON-Pears' - Gilt Banner Cover

- 38 different titles (Mathias Sandorf is only 1 part)
- Alphabetical - Partial set shown below (30 of 38 covers)

The Archipelago
on Fire
Burbank
the
Northerner
Demon of
Cawnpore
The Flight to France
The Green Ray
(No Mathias Sandorf
Part 2, the volume to left, is complete in 1 volume!)
Scarpante
the Spy
Texar the
Southerner
The
Vanished
Diamond
Here are the 38 titles published in the series identified so far(alphabetical by title):

Alphabetical

  1. Abandoned (Mysterious Island, Part 2)
  2. The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa
  3. The Archipelago on Fire
  4. Around the Moon (Round the Moon on Title page)
  5. Around the World in Eighty Days
  6. The Begums Fortune
  7. The Blockade Runners
  8. Burbank the Northerner (North Against South, Part 1)
  9. The Captain of the Guidara (Keraban the Inflexible, Part 1)
  10. The Child of the Cavern
  11. The Clipper of the Clouds
  12. The Cryptogrm (The Giant Raft, Part 2)
  13. The Demon of Cawnpore (The Steam House, Part 1)
  14. Dick Sands
  15. Dr Ox's Experiment, Master Zacharius
  16. Dropped From the Clouds (Mysterious Island, Part 1)
  17. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon (The Giant Raft Part 1)
  18. Five Weeks in a Balloon
  19. The Flight to France or The Memoirs of a Dragoon
  20. A Floating City
  21. From the Earth to the Moon
  22. The Fur Country
  23. Godfrey Morgan
  24. The Green Ray
  25. Hector Servadac
  26. The Lottery Ticket
  27. Martin Paz
  28. Mathias Sandorf (2 vol in 1)
  29. Michael Strogoff
  30. Scarpante the Spy (Keraban the Inflexible, Part 2)
  31. The Secret of the Island (Mysterious Island, Part 3)
  32. The Survivors of the Chancellor (Part 1 and 2 in 1 volume)
  33. Texar the Southerner (North Against South, Part 2)
  34. Tigers and Traitors (The Steam House, Part 2)
  35. Tribulations of a Chinaman
  36. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas (Complete in 2 parts)
  37. Vanished Diamond
  38. A Winter Amid the Ice

Gilt Banner Edition

The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa

Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa
1876
Sampson Low
London

Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa
1892
Sampson Low
London

The Archilpelago on Fire

Archipelago on Fire
xxxx
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London

Around the Moon

Around the Moon
1876
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London 

Authors Illustrated Edition
with Catalogue dated April 1877
gray and brown shown

192 pages + adverts

9 illustr

Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days
nd 1880
Sampson Low
London

Around the World in Eighty Days
1889
Sampson Low
London

6. The Begums Fortune

The Begums Fortune
1890
Sampson Low, Martson, Searle & Rivington
London

7. The Blockade Runners

The Blockade Runners
1876
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

Author's Illustrated Edition

gilt edges

121 pgs, Portrait Frontispiece
14 full page plates by Ferat
16 pgs catalogue "List of New Books" at rear

8. The Child of the Cavern

Child of the Cavern
1882
Sampson Low
London

"Authors Illustrated Edition"

Child of the Cavern
1891
Sampson Low
London

The Clipper of the Clouds

The Clipper of the Clouds
1891
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Ltd
London

gilt titling in banner

New and Cheaper edition

7 illustrations

Dick Sands
or The Boy Captain
(Part 1 and 2 in same Volume)

Dick Sands or The Boy Captain
Part 1 and 2 in same volume

1882
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

Part 2 has a title page, 1882 also

Author's Illustrated Edition

Dr Ox's Experiment, Master Zacharius

Dr. Ox's Experiment, and Master Zacharius
?1888?
Sampson Low
London

190 pages

Authors Illustrated Edition

Five Weeks in a Balloon


Five Weeksn a Balloon
1879
Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington
London

Five Weeks in a Balloon
1884
Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington
London

Authors Illustrated Edition

Five Weeks in a Balloon
1888
Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington
London

Authors Illustrated Edition

The Flight to France

The Floating City



A Floating City
1882
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London 

A Floating City
1886
Sampson Low Marston Searle + Rivington
London

Authors Illustrated Edition

A Floating City
1876
Sampson Low

Authors Illustrated

London

From the Earth to the Moon


From the Earth to the Moon
1876
Sampson Low
London

gilt edges

From the Earth to the Moon
1892
Sampson Low, Marston & Company
London

Fur Country


The Fur Country
1886
Sampson Low
London

(both colours, same date)

The Giant Raft, Part 1
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
Giant Raft Part 1

1893
Sampson Low, Marston and Company
London

The Giant Raft, Part 2
The Cryptogram

The Cryptogram
Giant Raft Part 2

1894
Sampson Low, Marston and Company
London

Godfrey Morgan

Godfrey Morgan: A California Mystery
nd-Book Plate 1893
Sampson Low
London

The Green Ray
A Romance of the Scottish Highlands

Hector Servadac

Hector Servadac
1882
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London
Keraban the Inflexible, Part 1
The Captain of the Guidara

The Captain of the Guidara,
Keraban the Inflexible, Part 1

xxxx
Sampson Low
London

Keraban the inflexible, Part 2
Scarpante the Spy

The Lottery Ticket
A Tale of Tellemarken

The Lottery Ticket
A Tale of Tellemarken

1890
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

Martin Paz



1st 2 images
Martin Paz, The Indian Patriot
1876
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington
London

first seperate printing

Red Image

Martin Paz
1891
Sampson Low, Marston & Company
London

Authors Illustrated edition

13 illustrations

Mathias Sandorf, Part 1 + 2 (1 Volume)


Blue and Red:
Mathias Sandorf
1889
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London

Gilt Banner, Not Pears

2 title pages in book

Also noted in Red Cloth

NOTE: 2 Volumes in 1
(Not printed in 2 parts like the other versions)
SO it is thick, like Twenty Thousand Leagues! in this set!

Red Cloth Collection Andrew Nash

Michael Strogoff


Michael Strogoff
nd
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

Michael Strogoff
1881
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

Mysterious Island, Part 1
Dropped from the Clouds

Mysterious Island: Dropped from the Clouds
1889
Sampson Low
London

Mysterious Island, Part 2
Abandoned

The Mysterious Island (Part II)
Abandoned

1880
Sampson Low
London

The Mysterious Island (Part II)
Abandoned

1886
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington
Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street
London

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

Mysterious Island, Part 3
The Secret of the Island

The Mysterious Island (Part III)
The Secret of the Island

xx
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington
Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street
London

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

Burbank the Northerner
North Against South. Part 1
A Tale of the American Civil War

North Against South. Part 2
Texar the Southerner
A Tale of the American Civil War

The Steam House, Part 1
The Demon of Cawnpore

The Steam House, Part 2
Tigers and Traitors

The Steam House (part II)
Tigers and Traitors

1890
Sampson Low
London

The Survivors of the Chancellor
(Parts 1 and 2
in same volume)

The Survivors of the Chancellor; Diary of J. R. Kazallon, Passenger
1878
Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle
London

Tribulations of a Chinaman

Tribulations of a Chinaman
xxxx
Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle
London

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
-Plain




BROWN: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas
1876
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

Author's Edition with Illustrations

Complete

GREEN: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
(complete in 1 volume with 2 parts)
nd - inscription 1890
Sampson Low, Marston, and Company, Limited
London

gilded edges all-round

1 Frontice + 8 illustrations

RED: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
nd-catalogue shows Purchase of the North Pole (1891)
Sampson Low, Marston, and Company, Limited
St. Dunstan's House
Fetter Lane, Fleeet Streeet, E.C.
London

Translated from the French of Jules Verne

Complete

Author's Edition with Illustrations

Frontice + 8 Illustrations

All edges Gilt

A book plate for 1899, but a catalogue of Jules Verne books, lists Purchase of the North Pole (last) that was published in 1891

The Vanished Diamond

A gilt Banner edition of The Vanished Diamond, appears on a Tanzania Stamp, honoring Jules Verne.

The stamp appears to take liberties with the cover of the book, in that the image is Silver instead of the expected Black, and the "Diamond" Banner is also Silver where it is expected to be gold.

I will not know if this image has been doctored until I see an actual Gilt Banner copy of The Vanished Diamond.

A Winter Amid the Ice


RED + GREEN: A Winter Amid the Ice
1876
Sampson Low
London

Gilt Banner

Brown: A Winter Amid the Ice
1879
Sampson Low, Marstosn Searle and Rivington
London

ed: NOTE: The Jules Verne Encyclopedia says Sampson Low, did not publish a unique Winter volume until 1877!


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