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Hector Servadac, voyages et aventures à travers le monde solaire - 1877 

Hector Servadac - 1877

[Voyages Extraordinaires #15 - 2 Volumes - Les Espaces Celestes]

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Jules Verne
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Galagher
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HS
V016
M33
A42

Alternate English Titles:

    Astounding Adventures Among the Comets
    Anomalous Phenomena (Part 1 of 2, var. A)
    Hector Servadac
    Hector Servadac, or the Career of a Comet
    Homeward Bound (Part 2 of 2, var. A)
    Off on a Comet
    Off on a Comet (Part 2 of 2, var. B)
    To the Sun (Part 1 of 2, Var. B)
    To the Sun? Off on a Comet!

The Events in this novel take place in: 

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

On the coast of Algiers, French Captain Hector Servadac, his orderly Ben Zoof and the ground below their feet are ripped from the Earth by a passing comet. Their world changed around them, the pair begins exploring and is soon joined by others to make up a small colony. A Russian Count, the crew of his yacht, a group of Spaniards, a young Italian girl, a Jewish merchant and the French professor who tells them where they all are, traveling through space on a comet he's named Gallia. The only other human inhabitants of this world are a group of British soldiers, stationed on the piece of Gibraltar that was ripped away from the Earth. Confident they will soon be contacted by England in regards to their current situation, these soldiers want nothing to do with the other colonists. Meanwhile, the colonists find refuge in a volcano located on the comet and use it to survive the long journey away from the sun. When the comet completes its orbit (two years Earth time), the professor's calculations show that the comet will again make contact with the Earth.

Book Collecting Information:
First U.K. Edition (Serial)

Hector Servadac
Published in:
Strahan's Boys' and Girls' Annual
1877 (Published Jan to Sept)
Strahan & Co. Limited Publishers
London

80 illustrations

First U.S. Edition (Serial) - 1877, August Hector Servadac
1877 (Aug 27 to Feb 11)
Published in:
New York Fireside Companion (No. 513-537)
George Munro
New York
First U.S. Edition (Paper) - 1877, September

Hector Servadac
Travels and Adventures Through the Solar System
1877, September
Published in:
Seaside Library (No. 43)
George Munro
New York

39 pages
"Part First" shown

1st Image and listing information provided by Dana Eales

First UK Editon (Hardcover):

Hector Servadac; or the Career of a Comet
1878 (November 1877)
Sampson Low Marston Searle and Rivington
London

Pictorial Brown and Green cloth
Publisher's catalogue dated 1877

Green image from Sumner and Stilman

Shared (kind of)
First US Edition (this issued in 2 volumes):

Part 1:
To The Sun? A Journey through Planetary Space

1878 (published October 1877)
Claxton, Remsen and Haffelfinger
Philadelphia

36 full-page illustrations

Part 2:
Off On A Comet
1878 (published May 1878)
Claxton Remsen and Haffelfinger
Philadelphia

translated by Edward Roth

Varant A:
Shared (kind of)
1st U.S. Edition (this is complete story, 1 volume):


Variant A (re: company name on spine)
Base of spine: Scribner, Armstong & Co.

Hector Servadac; or the Career of a Comet
1878 (November 1877)(pre July 18, 1878)
Scribner, Armstrong & Co.
New York

Translated by Ellen E. Frewer
98 illustrations
Pictorial Red and Green cloth

List of Jules Verne Works, The Authorized Editions, list 6 titles with number 6 being "Hector Servadac"
At the end of the book, two pages of adverts, 'Works of Jules Verne', and 'New Books'

Variant A (re: company name on spine)
Base of spine: Scribner, Armstong & Co.
most likely pre July 18, 1878

This book was initially published in November 1877, according to the Jules Verne Encyclopedia.
Both versions of this First Edition, have 1878 on the title page, and Scribner Armstrong & Co. on the title page.
According to Princeton University Library, where the Scribner Company papers archive is, the name "Scribner Armstrong & Co." was changed to "Charles Scribner's Sons" on June 11, 1878, and the first book to bear that new company imprint, was published July 18, 1878.

Collection Andrew Nash

Varant B:
Shared (kind of)
1st U.S. Edition (this is complete story, 1 volume):

Variant B (re: company name on spine)
Base of spine: Charles Scribner's Sons

Hector Servadac; or the Career of a Comet
1878 (November 1877)(post July 18, 1878)
Scribner, Armstrong & Co.
New York

Translated by Ellen E. Frewer
98 illustrations
Pictorial Red and Green cloth

Seen inscribed Christmas 1879

List of Jules Verne Works, The Authorized Editions, list 6 titles with number 6 being "Hector Servadac"
At the end of the book, two pages of adverts, 'Works of Jules Verne', and 'New Books'

Variant B (re: company name on spine)
Base of spine: Charles Scribner's Sons
Most likely post July 18, 1878

This book was initially published in November 1877, according to the Jules Verne Encyclopedia.
Both versions of this First Edition, have 1878 on the title page, and Scribner Armstrong & Co. on the title page.
According to Princenton University Library, where the Scribner Company papers archive is, the name "Scribner Armstrong & Co." was changed to "Charles Scribner's Sons" on June 11, 1878, and the first book to bear that new company imprint, was published July 18, 1878.

Collection Andrew Nash

Other Editions:
1878
variant (cheaper edition?)
missing some gilt details on cover

Part 1:
To The Sun?

1878
Claxton, Remsen and Haffelfinger
Philadelphi

Hector Servadac
George Munro Sons
xx
New York

Seaside Library

1880circa
Hector Servadac
circa 1880
Good Things London Magazine
Stahan and Co
London

Hector Servadac; or the Career of a Comet
1881 - Seond Edition
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
Crown Buildings,188, Fleet Street
London

Pictorial Green cloth

Second Edition, as stated on title page.

NOTE: Less Gilt on cover and spine (lower gilt bar)

Hector Servadac, Part 1
?1882?
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London

Jules Verne's Works
Low's Authorized & Illustrated Edition

Hector Servadac, Part 2
?1882?
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London

Jules Verne's Works
Low's Authorized & Illustrated Edition

1882

Hector Servadac
1882
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London

"Pears Soap" Plain Edition

Third Edition

with Numerous Illustrations

tanslated by Ellen E. Frewer

Hector Servadac
xx
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London

"Pears Soap" Banner Edition

with Numerous Illustrations

tanslated by Ellen E. Frewer

Image provided by Dana Eales

1891
Hector Servadac
circa 1891
Street and Smith Publishers
New York

Arrow Library No. 39

nd - 1895
Part 1
To the Sun

[1895]
David McKay Publisher
23 South Ninth Street
Philadelphia

36 illustrations by Paul Philippoteaux

probably published after Sept 1882 and before October 1896

Translated into English by Edward Roth

nd - 1895
Part 2
Off on a Comet, A Journey Through Planetary Space

[1895]
David Mckay
Philadelphia

probably published after Sept 1882 and before October 1896

Translated into English by Edward Roth

19xx
Astounding Adventures Among the Comets
or Captain Hector Servadac's Thrilling Experiences

nd
Hurst and Co
New York


(this lady is looking a different direction!)

nc-circa 1900
Hector Servadac
nd
The Federal Book Company, Publishers
New York

nd-circa 1902-1904

Hector Servadac
nd
The Federal Book Company, Publishers
New York
 nd
Hector Servadac
nd
F M Lupton
New York
1900 circa
Hector Servadac
circa 1900
F M Lupton, New York
1905

Hector Servadac
1905
Charles Scribners Sons
New York

1 of at least 6 identical volumes
12 illustrations

"Uniform Edition", but not the same as the Uniform edition below.

1908
Hector Servadac or the Career of a Comet
1908
Charles Scribner's Sons
New York

Scribner's Uniform Edition

Known Publication Dates:
1886 (Red and Brown Cloth)
1889 Low-Hi-Low U
1908 Low-Hi-Low NoU Regular

Size: 208mm x 150mm
96 illustrations + Frontispiece
Pages numbered 1 to 370
(illustrations not included in above)
Ad: No
Uniform Edition on Title page: No
Spine Scroll = Low-Hi-Low
Cover Top Scroll = Regular

NOTE: The edition in Brown Cloth is printed on thicker paper, and is a thicker volume than the know Red editions

19xx
Hector Servadac
nd
F M Lupton Pub Co, New York
19xx
Astounding Adventures Among the Comets
or Captain Hector Servadac's Thrilling Experiences

nd
Hurst and Co
New York

Hector Servadac
nd
Sampson Low
London

Monkey Jungle Cover

1928
Hector Servadac
nd-Postface re 1928 Anniversary of Verne Birth
Sampson Low
London

also seen inscribed 1936

Big Ship

1929

Novels:
The omnibus Jules Verne:
Twenty Thousaned Leagues Under the Sea
& Around the World in Eight Days, & Floating Island
&The Blockade Runners
& Hector Servadac

1929
(Victor) Gollancz
London

price 8s6d

1168 pages

Part 1:
Anomalous Phenomena
1965
ARCO Publications
London

Part 2:
Homeward Bound

1965
ARCO Publications
London

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Collection Andrew Nash

Part 1:
Anomalous Phenomena

(1965)
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn

Collection Andrew Nash

Part 2:
Homeward Bound

(1965)
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Collection Andrew Nash

2007
Off on a Comet
2007
Solaris, BL Publishing
Games Workshop Ltd
Nottingham

transltor Adam Roberts & Ellen E. Frewer

"New" translation, based on the translation by Ellen E. Frewer
This reworking, restores Chapter titles, restores chapter 27, and restores much from the orginal text that was editted out previously

Text of this translation available at: Off on a Comet

Off on a Comet was published, along with the novel Splinter,
by Adam Roberts, in a limited (to 1000) signed edition in a slipcase.

This novel takes its inspiration from Off on a Comet

 

 
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