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Seconde Patrie - 1900 

Second Fatherland - 1923

68 illustrations (Georges Roux)

[Voyages Extraordinaires #47 - 2 Volumes - Le Cycle des Robinsons]

Image used with permission from
Project Jules Verne Illustrations by Bernhard Krauth, www.jules-verne-club.de

French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
SP
V049
M50
A84
Alternate English Titles:
    Second Country
    Second Fatherland
    Their Island Home (Part 1 of 2)
    Castaways of the Flag (Part 2 of 2)

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

The Robinsons begin to explore the rest of the island home and subsequently begin to modernize their lifestyle.

NOTE: Verne wrote this as a sequel to Johann Wyss's book The Swiss Family Robinson.


Book Collecting Information:

This listing contains ALL Jules Verne Encyclopedia bibliographic entries for this book.

First English Editon:

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In May 1923, when Second Fatherland finally appeared in English, almost a decade had passed since Sampson Low had offered a new work by Jules Verne. The initial two-volume edition was bound in plain plum colour cloth, with each volume containing eight full-page illustrations, different from the French. The titles of these books are Their Island Home and The Castaways of the Flag, parts one of two of the novel respectively, translated by Cranstoun Metcalfe."

Part 1:
Their Island Home, The Later Adventures of the Swiss Family Robinson

(1923)
Sampson Low, Marston and Company
London
(Shown to the left)

Part 2:
The Castaways of the Flag, The Final Adventures of the Swiss Family Robinson
(1923)
Sampson Low, Marston and Company
London
(not shown!)

Ed: The first edition of this book has no date.
The 1st Edition is however, this plain Blue, or Plum cover with Gilt on the spine
(The Sampson Low 1st Edition of The Lighthouse at the End of the World comes similarly bound!)
The Pictorial covers, came later, in 1924 or 1926.

Image courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

 First US Edition:

Part 1





Part 2

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1924, G. Howard Watt of New York published their edition of the translation. The two-volums in this edition have several full-page colour illustrations. The front covers have a paste-down which is the same as the frontispiece. The front cover of the first volume shows stampeding elephants just behind fleeing natives, and the front cover of the second volume shows a closeup of two mutineers on the ship's deck."

Part 1:
Their Island Home,
The Later Adventures of the Swiss Family Robinson

1924
G Howard Watt
1819 Broadway
New York

Part 2:
The Castaways of the Flag,
The Final Adventures of the Swiss Family Robinson

1924
G Howard Watt
1819 Broadway
New York

Dustjacket, and cover with pastedown image

Other Editions:

Part 1 & 2: Cover WITH colour overlay:

Part 1 & 2: Cover WITHOUT colour overlay:


Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In July 1924, Sampson Low published The Castaways of the Flag in a Cheaper Edition, crown 8vo., priced at 3s6d. "

Part 1:
Their Island Home, The Later Adventures of the Swiss Family Robinson

nd

Sampson Low, Marston and Company
London

Part 2:
The Castaways of the Flag, The Final Adventures of the Swiss Family Robinson
nd

Sampson Low, Marston and Company
London

Ed Note: I do not know if the difference between the 1924 and the 1926 editions is the Colour Overlay, or NOT the colour overlay!?

Books WITH Colour overlay

Books WITHOUT colour overlay?


Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In February 1926, Sampson Low published Their Island Home and The Castaways of the Flag in two-volume Cheap Edition, both crown 8vo., priced at 2s6d each."

Ed Note: See above listing! re Colour overlay or NO Colour overlay

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Sampson Low continued to publish this work in successively new and cheaper editions."

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Grosset & Dunlap reprinted the Watt edition with colour illustrations in an identical binding with the front cover paste-down, as well as without the paste-down."

Their Island Home (Part 1)
nd {1935}
Grosset and Dunlap
New York

with Dustjacket

No Paste-down shown

The Castaways of the Flag (Part 2)
nd{1935}
Grosset and Dunlap

with Dustjacket

Paste-down shown

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1935, Grosset published these titles in the Famous Tales of Adventure edition with black-and-white illustrations, 279 and 255 pages, priced at 50 cents each."

 

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