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Book Sets/Series
Jules Verne's Works
Lows Authorized & Illustrated Edition
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Ltd
London

Sampson Low, One Shilling, Jules Verne's Works

This set of books by Sampson Low, has a light blue, light cardboard cover, and were priced at One Shilling as indicated at the top of the cover.
The cover also identifies the series as "Jules Verne's Works, Low's Authorized & Illustrated Edition".

These books appear to always have a Fry's Cocoa ad on the back cover. This ad, is not always the same (unlike Pear's covers)

Inside the front, before the title page, are usualy commercial ads.
I have seen :
  • Keatings Cough Lozenges
  • Gresham Life Assurance
  • Eno's Fruit Salt
  • Pears' Soap
  • Lamplough's Pyretic Saline
  • Cadbury's Cocoa Essence
  • Weldon's Popular Fashion Magazines (Interesting! see the Weldon,/Goubaud, Publishers, Verne page!)
  • Osbornes Golden Drops (for deafness),
  • Date Coffee Co.

In the rear are mostly book ads. My copy of The Fur Country, Part 2, has a 24 page Sampson Low catalogue in the rear, plus 2 more pages of ads, before the back cover!

All of these have the publisher listed as Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington Ltd, which puts the date of publication around 1876-1890 (Sampson Low History)

I do not know how many titles there are in this series. At the moment I have documented 29 different Titles, with 2 alternate covers (20k and The Blockade Runners) and have guessed, based on the Pears' edition, that there are a potential 44 different titles.
There are more books in this series that have been broken into 2 parts, than the Pears' series. There must have been a limit on how thick an "In Wraps" book could be!

Note, that these books are very fragile, and it is easy to find them with ripped covers, broken spines, and spines where the title has flaked off.

Shown below, 26 different covers, including the 2 alternates.

Jules Verne's Works - One Shilling

In this table, if a title is in Bold Italic, then the title is KNOWN to exist

If the title starts with ?- the title is assumed, but has NOT been seen yet!

To left, alternate
The Blockade Runners
cover
Adventures of Three Englishmen & Three Russians in South Africa

(existence confirmed)

?-Clipper of the Clouds
?-Dr Ox's Experiment &
Master Zacharius
?-The Flight to France
The Fur Country
Part 1
?-Godfrey Morgan
A Californian Mystery
Keraban the Inflexible
Part 2
Scarpante the Spy
?-The Lottery Ticket
A Tale of Tellemarken
?-Mathias Sandorf
Part 1
?-Mathias Sandorf
Part 2
Michael Strogoff
Part 1
The Mysterious Island
Part 2
Abandoned
The Mysterious Island
Part 3
Secret of the Island
?-North Against South
Part 1
Burbank the Northerner
?-North Against South
Part 2
Texar the Southerner
?-The Survivors of the Chancellor ?-The Steam House
Part 1
Demon of Cawnpore
?-The Steam House
Part 2
Tigers & Traitors
?-Tribulations of a Chinaman
Pt 2 -Alternate Cover ?-The Vanished Diamond
Here are the 31 titles published in the series identified so far of the potential 46 titles: (alphabetical by title)

Alphabetical

Titles seen in this series: 

  1. The Archipelago on Fire
  2. Around the Moon
  3. Around the World in Eighty Days
  4. The Begum's Fortune
  5. The Blockade Runners
  6. - Alternate Cover
    The Blockade Runners - Jules Verne Cover
  7. The Child of the Cavern
  8. Dick Sands - Part 1
  9. Dick Sands - Part 2
  10. Five Weeks in a Balloon
  11. A Floating City
  12. The Fur Country - Part 1
  13. The Fur Country - Part 2
  14. From the Earth to the Moon
  15. The Giant Raft - Part 1 Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
  16. The Giant Raft - Part 2 - The Cryptogram
  17. The Green Ray
  18. Hector Servadac - Part 1
  19. Hector Servadac - Part 2
  20. Keraban the Inflexible - Part 1 - Captain of the Guidara
  21. Keraban the Inflexible - Part 2 - Scarpante the Spy
  22. Martin Paz
  23. Michael Strogoff - Part 1
  24. Michael Strogoff - Part 2
  25. The Mysterious Island - Part 1 - Dropped From the Clouds
  26. The Mysterious Island - Part 2 - Abandoned
  27. The Mysterious Island - part 3 - The Secret of the Island
  28. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Part 1 (Crab cover)
  29. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Part 2 (Clam cover)
  30. - Alternate Cover
    Twenty Thousand leagues Under the Sea - Part 2 (Nautilus window cover)
  31. A Winter Amid the Ice

    The following are assumed to exist, but have not yet been seen!
  32. ?-Adventures of Three Englishmen & Three Russians in South Africa
  33. ?-Clipper of the Clouds
  34. ?-Dr Ox's Experiment & Master Zacharius
  35. ?-The Flight to France
  36. ?-Godfrey Morgan, A Californian Mystery
  37. ?-The Lottery Ticket, A Tale of Tellemarken
  38. ?-Mathias Sandorf - Part 1
  39. ?-Mathias Sandorf - Part 2
  40. ?-North Against South - Part 1 - Burbank the Northerner
  41. ?-North Against South - Part 2 - Texar the Southerner
  42. ?-The Survivors of the Chancellor
  43. ?-The Steam House - Part 1 - Demon of Cawnpore
  44. ?-The Steam House - Part 2 - Tigers & Traitors
  45. ?-Tribulations of a Chinaman
  46. ?-The Vanished Diamond

Jules Verne's Works

The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa
xxxx
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Ltd
London
The Archilpelago on Fire

Archipelago on Fire
1888
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Ltd
London
Around the Moon
A Sequel to
"From the Earth to the Moon"

Around the Moon
A Sequel to
"From the Earth to the Moon"


Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Ltd
London 
Around the World in Eighty Days

Around the World in Eighty Days

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Ltd
London 
The Begums Fortune

The Begums Fortune

Sampson Low, Martson, Searle & Rivington Ltd
London

The Blockade Runners

First English Editon - Paperback
(Printed on its OWN! - totally alone):

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

The Frontis in this volume is an image of Jules Verne, identical to the cover below!

Collection Andrew Nash

The Blockade Runners
- Alternate Cover
Cover: Jules Verne

The Blockade Runners
1881
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Ltd
London
The Child of the Cavern

Child of the Cavern

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Ltd
London
?-The Clipper of the Clouds
Dick Sands - Part 1

Dick Sands - Part 1

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Ltd
London

** This is an interesting anomaly in my collection.
The cover says "Dick Sands, Part.I." (This is a little difficult to see, because a previous owner, in pencil, adjusted the title to "Dick Sands, Part.II." because the contents of the volume, are "indeed" Part 2, 1882! )
Note also, that the cover is detached, the rear cover is missing, and the spine is "flecked" enough that it can't be told if the spine says ".I." or ".II.". It is quite possible someone "put" the detached cover of 1, on the body of 2 before sale!

Cover! Collection Andrew Nash

Dick Sands - Part 2

Dick Sands - Part 2
1882
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington Ltd
London

Image courtesty of Dana Eales

Contents! Collection Andrew Nash

?-Dr Ox's Experiment, Master Zacharius
Five Weeks in a Balloon

Five Weeks in a Balloon

Sampson Low Marston Searle & Rivington Ltd
London

?-The Flight to France
A Floating City

A Floating City
1876
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Ltd
London 

From the Earth to the Moon

From the Earth to the Moon
1876
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Ltd
London

Fur Country - Part 1 The Fur Country - Part 1

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Ltd
London

Fur Country - Part 2

The Fur Country - Part 2
1877
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Ltd
London

Image courtesy Dana Eales

also
Collection Andrew Nash

The Giant Raft
Part 1
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

The Giant Raft
Part 1
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon


Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Ltd
London
The Giant Raft
Part 2
The Cryptogram

The Giant Raft
Part 2
The Cryptogram


Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Ltd
London
?-Godfrey Morgan
The Green Ray
A Romance of the Scottish Highlands

Hector Servadac, Part 1

Hector Servadac, Part 1
xxxx
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Ltd
London
Hector Servadac, Part 2

Hector Servadac, Part 2
xxxx
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Ltd
London
Keraban the Inflexible
(Part 1)
The Captain of the Guidara

Keraban the Inflexible
(Part 1)
The Captain of the Guidara

xxxx
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Ltd
London
Keraban the inflexible
(Part 2)
Scarpante the Spy
Keraban the Inflexible
(Part 2)
Scarpante the Spy
xxxx
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Ltd
London
?-The Lottery Ticket
A Tale of Tellemarken
Martin Paz, The Indian Patriot

Martin Paz, The Indian Patriot
xxxx
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Ltd
London
?-Mathias Sandorf, Part 1
?-Mathias Sandorf, Part 2
Michael Strogoff
The Courier of the Czar
Part 1
Michael Strogoff
The Courier of the Czar
Part 1

xxxx
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Ltd
London
Michael Strogoff
The Courier of the Czar
Part 2

Michael Strogoff
The Courier of the Czar
Part 2

xxxx
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Ltd
London
Mysterious Island
Part 1
Dropped from the Clouds

Mysterious Island
Part 1
Dropped from the Clouds

xxxx
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington Ltd
London
Mysterious Island
Part 2
Abandoned
Mysterious Island
Part 2
Abandoned


Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington
London

Mysterious Island
Part 3
The Secret of the Island

?-North Against South
Part 1
Burbank the Northerner
?-North Against South.
Part 2
Texar the Southerner
?-The Steam House, Part 1
The Demon of Cawnpore
?-The Steam House, Part 2
Tigers and Traitors
?-The Survivors of the Chancellor
?-Tribulations of a Chinaman
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
- Part 1
Cover: Divers Attacking a Crab

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas - Part 1
1876
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
- Part 2
Cover: Divers observe giant clam

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas - Part 2
1876
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
- Part 2- Alternate Cover
Cover: Nemo observing swimmer through Nautilus viewing window

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas - Part 1
1880

Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
London
?-The Vanished Diamond
A Winter Amid the Ice

A Winter Amid the Ice
1876
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London

Wrappered Edition

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


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