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Jangada, huit cents lieues sur l'Amazone (La) - 1881 

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon - 1881 
The Cryptogram -1882 

95 illustrations by Leon Benett

[Voyages Extraordinaires #21 - 2 Volumes - Les Deux Ameriques]

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

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Alternate English Titles:

    The Cryptogram
    The Cryptogram (Part 1 of 2)
    Down the Amazon (Part 2 of 2)
    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
    Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon and Cryptogram
    Eight Hundred Leagues up the Amazon
    The Giant Raft
    The Jangada; or 800 Leagues Over the Amazon

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

Joam Garral of Iquitos, Peru concedes to his daughters wishes to travel to Belem, Brazil where she can marry Manuel Valdez in the presence of Manuel's invalid mother. The Garrals plan to make the journey to Belem down the Amazon River, via a giant raft. Along the way, Joam plans to get his good name restored, as he is still wanted in Brazil for a crime he did not commit. Absolute proof of Joam's innocence lies in the hands of a scoundrel named Torres, who has a cryptogram that will exonerate Garral; however, the price that Torres wants for this information is much too high.


"Jangada" is a Brazilian term for a large river raft.

Book Collecting Information:

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

First English Editon:
1881, November


Above Pre-Title and Title page

1882, May

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In November 1881, Sampson Low published the first British edition of Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon, part one of The Giant Raft (also announced as A Raft Voyage), translated by W J Gordon, 1881, illustrated, imperial 16mo., priced at 7s6d."

This translation opens:
"The man who held in his hand the document of which this strange assemblage of letters formed the concluding paragraph, remained some moments list in thought."

Ad from the Dec 10, 1881, Pall Mall Gazette:

Part 1:
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
1881, November
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London

Translated by W J Gordon

Gilt edges all-around

7s6d

  • Jules Verne in Gilt on Cover, and in Gilt on spine
  • The word Illustrated on the spine in Gilt.
  • The man fighting Cayman in Gilt on spine.

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In May 1882, Sampson Low published the first British edition of The Cryptogram, part two of The Giant Raft, square 16mo., priced at 7s6d."

Part 2:
The Cryptogram
1882, May
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London

Translated by W J Gordon

Gilt edges all-around

7s6d

  • Jules Verne in Gilt on Cover, and in Gilt on spine
  • The word Illustrated on the spine in Gilt.
  • The man underwater in Gilt on spine.

Here are BOTH Spines

First English Editon (Cheaper Edition):
1881

1882

***Not mentioned in Jules Verne Encyclopedia

Cheaper Edition with LESS Gilt (no gilt edges)

Part 1:
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
1881
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London

NO Gilt Edges

  • Jules Verne in Black on Cover, and in Gilt on spine
  • The word Illustrated on the spine in Black.
  • The man fighting C... in Black on spine.

Part 2:
The Cryptogram
1882
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London

No Gilt Edges

Translated by W J Gordon

First US Edition (Pulp):
1881, July

1882, January

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By July 29, 1881, George Munro published The Jangada; or 800 Leagues over the Amazon, part one, in the Seaside Library quarto edition, as No. 1043. A copy of this edition was received at the Library of Congress on August 4th.

This translation by James Cotterell opens:
"The person who held in his hand the document, of which this medley of letters composed the last paragraph, remained for some moments in a thoughtful attitude after contemplating it attentively."

Part 1:
The Jangada; or 800 Leagues Over the Amazon

1881 (July)
George Munro
New York

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By January 20, 1882, George Munro published The Jangada; or 800 Leagues over the Amazon, part two, in the Seaside Library quarto edition, as No 1043."

Part 2:
The Jangada; or 800 Leagues Over the Amazon

1882 (Januaryy)
George Munro
New York

Translated by James Cotterell

Munro's Seaside Library, No.1043
Published: July 1881 and January 1882

First US Edition :
1881, December

1882 September

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By December 4, 1881, Scribner's Sons published Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon, part one of The Giant Raft, 1881, illustrated, pictorial cloth, priced at $1.50. "

Part 1
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
1881
Charles Scribners Sons
New York

Translated by W J Gordon

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By September 30, 1882, Scribner's Sons published The Cryptogram, part two of The Giant Raft, translated by W J Gordon, 1882, viii and 254 pages, illustrated, pictorial cloth, priced at $1.50."

Part 2
The Cryptogram
1882
Charles Scribners Sons
New York

Shown in Brown, Gray and Mustard Cloth

Other Editions:
1880 Oct to 1882 Sept
Image below is an example
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"This work also appeared in the Boy's Own as Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon in annual volume 3, which covered the period from October 1880 through September 1881, and as The Cryptogram in annual volume 4, which covered the period from October 1881 through September 1882."

Boy's Own
The Giant Raft; or Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

Volume 3 - Starting page 465
1880 (October) to 1881 (September)
Boy's Own Paper / The Boy's Own Annual
London

Noted in Green

Boy's Own
The Cryptogram; or, Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
(
A sequel to "The Giant Raft")
Volume 4 - Starting page 13
1881 (October) to 1882 (September)
Boy's Own Paper / The Boy's Own Annual
London

Noted in ?

Boys' Own DETAILS

1882, Oct - Variant A - Fancier with Colour
NOTE: This variant, indicates it is "Vol 1, No. 34"

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"On October 5, 1882, J W Lovell published Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon as No. 34, and The Cryptogram shortly after as No. 35 in the Lovell's Library papercover edition, both priced at 10 cents."

Part 1:
The Giant Raft: 800 Leagues on the Amazon

Lovell's Library, Vol 1, No. 34
1882
John Lovell Company
14&16 Vesey Street
New York

  • 10 Cents
    Science - Fiction _ Religion
    Lovell's Library
    A Weekly Publication of the Best Current & Standard Literature

Part 2:
The Giant Raft: The Cryptogram

Lovell's Library, Vol 1, No. 35
1882
John Lovell Company
New York

Lovell's Library
Vol 1, No. 34, Oct 5, 1882
Vol 1, No. 35, Oct 7, 1882
SO in Lovell's case, Vol 1 means "fancier" colour edition, and Vol 2 means "plainer" NO colour
EACH still at 10-cents!

1st Image Courtesy of Dana Eales

1882, Oct - Variant B - Plainer with NO Colour
Note: This variant indicates it is "Vol 2, No 34"

Above - Cover

Above - Inside of Cover and Page 1

Above - Top of Page 1
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"On October 5, 1882, J W Lovell published Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon as No. 34, and The Cryptogram shortly after as No. 35 in the Lovell's Library papercover edition, both priced at 10 cents."

Part 1:
The Giant Raft: 800 Leagues on the Amazon

Lovell's Library, Vol 2, No. 34
1882
John Lovell Company
14&16 Vesey Street
New York

  • Price 10 Cents
    Lovell's Library
    A Weekly Publication
    Devoted to the Best Current & Standard Literature

Part 2:
The Giant Raft: The Cryptogram

Lovell's Library, Vol 2, No. 35
1882
John Lovell Co.
New York

Lovell's Library
Vol 2, No. 34, Oct 5, 1882
Vol 2, No. 35, Oct 7, 1882
SO in Lovell's case, Vol 1 means "fancier" colour edition, and Vol 2 means "plainer" NO colour!
Each STILL at 10-cents.

1st image Courtsey of Dana Eales

1883, March
Variant A - The Giant Raft
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By March 21, 1883, Lovell published Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon and The Cryptogram in one volume printed from the same plates as the Lovell's Library edition, under the title of The Giant Raft, 12mo., priced at $1 in cloth, and 50 cents in papercover."

The Giant Raft
? 1882 ?
John W Lovell Company
New York

John Lovell Library

Shown is the Cloth edition.

1883, March
Variant B - 800 Leagues & Crptogram
***Not mentioned in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia.
It IS a variation of the above

800 Leagues on the Amazon / Cryptogram
? 1882 ?
John W Lovell Company
New York

John Lovell Library

This volume, as you see, does NOT have the title The Giant Raft, BUT the 2 parts names on the cover!

Shown is the Cloth edition.

On its spine are the numbers 34 & XXXV
Ed: an interesting way to number the book!!!

nd - 1883?
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By March 21, 1883, Lovell published Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon and The Cryptogram in one volume printed from the same plates as the Lovell's Library edition, under the title of The Giant Raft, 12mo., priced at $1 in cloth, and 50 cents in papercover."

Ed: It THIS a variation of the above, or a LATER date?

The Giant Raft
nd
John W Lovell Co. Publishers
14 & 16 Vesey Street
New York

Seen in Gray/Olive (?) and Green

1884

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Worthington also issued a similar (as the preceding Lovell ) 12mo. edition "

Giant Raft and The Cryptogram
1884
R Worthington
New York 

Household Edition

Two Volumes in One

1884


Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Worthington also issued a similar (as the preceding Lovell ) 12mo. edition "

The Giant Raft
1884
R Worthington
New York 

Franklin Edition

Brown, Green and Mustard seen

1885, June
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In June 1885, Sampson Low published New and Cheaper Editions of Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon and The Cryptogram, both volumes in crown 8vo., priced at 3s6d."

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

xx
Sampson Low
London

The Giant Raft
Part 2:
The Cryptogram

xx
Sampson Low
London

1885, July Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In July 1885, Sampson Low published New Editions of Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon and The Cryptogram, both volumes in crown 8vo., priced at 3s6d."

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

xx
Sampson Low
London

The Giant Raft
Part 2:
The Cryptogram

xx
Sampson Low
London

1885, November

1885

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In November 1885, Sampslon Low published Cheap Editions of Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon and The Cryptogram, both volumes in 12mo., priced at 1s."

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

1885
Sampson Low
London

in Wrappers
"One Shilling"

Jules Verne's Works

The Giant Raft
Part 2:
The Cryptogram

1885
Sampson Low
London

Jules Verne's Works
in Wrappers
"One Shilling"

Jules Verne's Works

1886, Aug
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In August 1886, Sampson Low published Cheap Editions of Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon and The Cryptogram, both volumes in crown 8vo., priced at 2s."

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

xxxx
Sampson Low
London

The Giant Raft
Part 2:
The Cryptogram

xxxx
Sampson Low
London

1886
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By September 25, 1886, Charles Scribner's Sons began publishing their Uniform Edition of Verne's works, a series which included The Giant Raft, and remained in print over the next thirty years. Books in this series are fully illustrated and uniformly bound in red (or brown the first year) cloth with black lettering on the front cover and gilt fine line drawings embossed on the spine. However, between 1910 and 1920, Scribner began to publish this uniforml bound
series with about a dozen illustrations."

Ed: I HAVE seen an 1886 volume, but this image is the 1895 volume!

The Giant Raft
1886
Charles Scribner's Sons
New York

nd - Inscr 1886

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In the 1880s, Belford, Clarke published a hardcover edition of The Giant Raft."

Giant Raft and The Cryptogram
nd-Inscr 1886
Belford Clarke Co
New York 

Household Edition

Two Volumes in One

Ed: This book appears to be identical to Worthington, but says "Belford..." on the spine. Were they a successor to Worthington?

1889, Feb
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By February 7, 1889, George Munro published 800 Leagues over the Amazon in the Seaside Library pocket edition, as number 1422. Munro changed the translation used in these later pocket editions to the one Sampson Low and Scribner

800 Leagues on the Amazon
1889 ?
George Munro
New York

Seaside Library Pocket Edition

? Published: July 1, 1890, No. 1422 ?

1889/1890 (Back Cover 1889 Ad!)
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By February 7, 1889, George Munro published 800 Leagues over the Amazon in the Seaside Library pocket edition, as number 1422. Munro changed the translation used in these later pocket editions to the one Sampson Low and Scribner

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
1889 / 1890
Geo Munro
New York

Seaside Library Pocket Edition

? Published: July 1, 1890, No. 1422 ?

Image courtesy of Dana Eales

1889, Feb
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By February 10, 1889, George Munro published The Cryptogram in the Seaside Library pocket edition, as No. 1423. Munro changed the translation used in these later pocket editions to the one Sampson Low and Scribner used."

The Cryptogram
1889 / 1890
Geo Munro
New York

Seaside Library Pocket Edition

? Published: July 1, 1890, No. 1423 ?

1889


Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1889, Sampson Low published an edition of Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon."

Part 1:
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
1889
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London

  • Jules Verne in Black on Cover, and in gilt on spine
  • The word Illustrated on the spine in Black.
  • The man fighting Crocodile in Black on spine.

***The Jules Verne Encyclopedia does not mention The Cryptogram, although it would be logical to republish it as well!

Part 2:
The Cryptogram
Not Shown - does it exist with this date?
?1889?
Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington
London

nd

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In the 1880s, S A Maxwell and Co. published The Giant Raft papercover edition."

The Giant Raft
xx
S A Maxwell & Co
Chicago

Ed:Although JVEncyclopedia says paper cover, this is obviously a hardcover version!!!

nd
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In the 1880s, Butler Brothers published 800 Leagues on the Amazon as No. 456, and The Cryptogram as No. 457 in the Electric Series papercover edition.

800 Leagues on the Amazon - No. 456
nd
Butler Brothers Incorporated
New York and Chicago

The Cryptogram - No. 457
Not Shown
nd
Butler Brothers, Incorporated
New York and Chicago

The Electric Series

Image courtesy of James Keelinee

nd-inscr 1890
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"This publisher (Butler Brothers) also published The Giant Raft, which included both parts bound in one hardcover volume"

The Giant Raft
nd-inscr1890
Butler Brothers
New York and Chicago

Two Volumes in One.

Bee Edition (i.e. Butler?)

nd

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In the 1880s, Belford, Clarke published a hardcover edition of The Giant Raft."

The Giant Raft
nd
Belford and Clarke and Co
New York

Caxton Edition

?? - 1890

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By January 12, 1890, Sampson Low published one- and two-volume New Editions of Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon and The Cryptogram, with Volumes in 12mo., priced at 1s and 2s"

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
??
Sampson Low
London

2s

Complete in 1 volume

?? - 1890

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By January 12, 1890, Sampson Low published one- and two-volume New Editions of Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon and The Cryptogram, with volumes in 12mo., priced at 1s and 2s"

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
??
Sampson Low
London

1s

The Cryptogram
??
Sampson Low
London

1s

nd Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In the 1890s John Wannamaker published 800 Leagues on the Amazon as No. 519, and The Cryptogram as No. 520 in the Keystone Library papercover edition."

800 Leagues on the Amazon
No 519 Keystone Library
??
John Wannamaker
??

Keystone Library

Papercover

The Crytogram
No 520 Keystone Library
??
John Wannamaker
??

Keystone Library

Papercover

nd-1894
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1894, Sampson Low published an edition of The Cryptogram."

Ed: IS THIS  the volume described?

The Giant Raft part 2:
The Cryptogram

????
Sampson Low
London

37 illustrations

Ed: Surely they also published a matching Eight Hundred Leagues!!!

1st Image courtesy of Dana Eales

***The Jules Verne Encyclopedia is very unclear on the Sampson Low editions for Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon! Even though the below 2 rows are DATED Sampson Low editions, there are no specific entries for these Glt Banner and Pears in the Jules Verne Encyclopedia that I can identify!!!?
1893

1894
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
Giant Raft Part 1

1893
Sampson Low, Marston and Company
London

Gilt Banner - Pears-Like Edition

The Cryptogram
Giant Raft Part 2

1894
Sampson Low, Marston and Company
London

Gilt Banner - Pears-Like Edition

1893.......................................1894
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
Giant Raft Part 1

1893
Sampson Low, Marston and Company
London

"Pears Soap" Edition - Plain

The Cryptogram
Giant Raft Part 2

1894
Sampson Low, Marston and Company
London

"Pears Soap" Edition - Plain

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
Giant Raft Part 1

18xx
Sampson Low, Marston and Company
London

"Pears Soap" Edition - Banner

The Cryptogram
Giant Raft Part 2

18xx
Sampson Low, Marston and Company
London

"Pears Soap" Edition - Banner

1895

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By September 25, 1886, Charles Scribner's Sons began publishing their Uniform Edition of Verne's works, a series which included The Giant Raft, and remained in print over the next thirty years. Books in this series are fully illustrated and uniformly bound in red (or brown the first year) cloth with black lettering on the front cover and gilt fine line drawings embossed on the spine. However, between 1910 and 1920, Scribner began to publish this uniforml bound
series with about a dozen illustrations."

Giant Raft:
I. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
II. The Cryptogram

1895
Charles Scribner's Sons
New York

Scribner's Uniform Edition

nd-1896 Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1896, George Munro's Sons issued
(sic) The Mysterious Island as No 294...(?????).... and The Cryptogram, each with seperate title pages (????)"

Eigt Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
?1896?
Geo Munro
New York

Seaside Library Pocket Edition

???? - 1897 Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In February 1897, Sampson Low published Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon, crown 8vo., priced at 2s6d."

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
????
Sampson Low
London

1900

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By September 25, 1886, Charles Scribner's Sons began publishing their Uniform Edition of Verne's works, a series which included The Giant Raft, and remained in print over the next thirty years. Books in this series are fully illustrated and uniformly bound in red (or brown the first year) cloth with black lettering on the front cover and gilt fine line drawings embossed on the spine. However, between 1910 and 1920, Scribner began to publish this uniforml bound
series with about a dozen illustrations."

Giant Raft:
I. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
II. The Cryptogram

1900
Charles Scribner's Sons
New York

Scribner's Uniform Edition

nd


Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By the turn of the century, M A Donohue of CHicago republished The Cryptogram long with many other titles copyrighted by George Munro for the Seaside Library editions years earlier. Some Donohue volumes are bound in plain brown cloth, while others are typically bound for boys, decorated with balloon airships on the spine and front cover. These Donohue books are generally of much better quality that the Munro books, but are unilustrated."

Part 1:
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

nd
M A Donahue and Co
Chicago

Dustjacket Shown

Part 2:
The Cryptogram

nd
M A Donohue and Co
Chicago 

Jules Verne Series

nd
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Reprints appeared by the turn of the century from A L Burt Company in their Home Library, etc."

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
circa 19xx
A.L.Burt Co
New York

Dustjacket Shown

Cover image coursey of James Keelinee

nd-inscr 1912
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Reprints appeared by the turn of the century from A L Burt Company in their Home Library, etc."

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
nd
A.L.Burt Co
New York

One copy seen, inscribed 1912

Image courtesy James Keelinee

nd Circa 1898 to 1915

Below, the 800 Leagues, Cornell Dustjacket

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Reprints appeared by the turn of the century from A L Burt Company in their Home Library, etc."

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
nd
A L Burt,
New York

Cornell Series (bottom of spine)

Editors Cloth Binding

From an 1898 Dustjacket:
"The Cornell Series of Popular 12mos. Uniform Cloth Binding. Gilt Tops.
Comprising one hundred and sixty-seven titles of Standard Works. Printed from large type on good paper and bound in uniform cloth binding."

Ed: By the end of the series, there were 405 titles from various Authors

75 Cents per Copy.

No. 32 = Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
No. 42 = From the Earth to the Moon

Book includes both parts.

Green and Blue shown

Ed: A 1902 or earlier volume would say "A L Burt" not "A L Burt Company"

no-inscr 1904
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Reprints appeared by the turn of the century from A L Burt Company in their Home Library, etc."

800 Leagues on the Amazon
circa 1904
A.L.Burt Co
New York

Boy in hat on cover

nd-inscr 1909
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Reprints appeared by the turn of the century from A L Burt Company in their Home Library, etc."

800 Leagues on the Amazon
circa 1909
A.L.Burt Co
New York

Canoe on cover

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Reprints appeared by the turn of the century from A L Burt Company in their Home Library, etc."

800 Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
nd
A.L.Burt Co
New York

Boy with walking stick on Bench

nd-inscr 1910
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Reprints appeared by the turn of the century from A L Burt Company in their Home Library, etc."

800 Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
circa 1910
A.L.Burt Co
New York

"The Home Library, halfway up the spine"

The Home Library Series

From the web:
"Burt's Home Library was published from 1892 to the 1920's. It was a large mult-volume, multi-author library, with hundreds of titles (500 at its' peak)"

Ed: A 1902 or earlier volume would say "A L Burt" not "A L Burt Company"

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Reprints appeared by the turn of the century from A L Burt Company in their Home Library, etc."

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
nd
A.L.Burt
New York

Ed: I only have an image of the spine. Plain red,
A L Burt - New York at base. NO indication of series (i.e. NOT Cornell or Home Library!)

nd
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Reprints appeared by the turn of the century from A L Burt Company in their Home Library, etc."

800 Leagues on the Amazon
circa 1909
A.L.Burt Co
New York

Boy taking book from Library Cover

nd circa 1912
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Reprints appeared by the turn of the century from A L Burt Company in their Home Library, etc."

800 Leagues on the Amazon
nd
A L Burt,
New York

Dustjacket shown

????-1905
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1905, shortly after Jules Verne died, P F Collier and Son published a 5-volume memorial edition of "The Best novels of Jules Verne." Volume five contains both parts of The Giant Raft bound under the title of Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon, using the Cotterell translation."

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
????
P F Collier and Sons
London

Translated by Cotterell

????-1905 Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"For Christmas 1905, Sampson Low published The Cryptogram as a reissue of works by the late Jules Verne. These books are fully illustrated uniform copyright editions, priced at 2s6d."

The Cryptogram
????
Sampson Low
London

1906

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By September 25, 1886, Charles Scribner's Sons began publishing their Uniform Edition of Verne's works, a series which included The Giant Raft, and remained in print over the next thirty years. Books in this series are fully illustrated and uniformly bound in red (or brown the first year) cloth with black lettering on the front cover a
nd gilt fine line drawings embossed on the spine. However, between 1910 and 1920, Scribner began to publish this uniforml bound series with about a dozen illustrations."

Giant Raft:
I. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
II. The Cryptogram

1906
Charles Scribner's Sons
New York

Scribner's Uniform Edition

Known Publication Dates:
1886
1895 Low-Hi-Low U
1900
1906 Hi-Low-Hi U Regular

Size: 208mm x 150mm
79 illustrations incl Frontispiece + 2 maps
Pages numbered 1 to 244 (I) + 1 to 254 (II)
Ad : 11 vol $21.50, 3 vol $7.50
Uniform Edition on Title page: Yes
Spine Scroll = Hi-Low-Hi
Cover Top Scroll = Regular

Collection Andrew Nashh

???-1906

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"For Christmas 1906, Sampson Low published this title in the fully illustrated uniform copyright editions, priced at 2s6d."
The Cryptogram
????
Sampson Low
London

???-1910

Eight Hundred Leagues Up the Amazon
????
Sampson Low
London

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1910, for Christmas, Sampson Low published two editions of 800 Leagues Up the Amazon, one in the New Illustrated Shilling Series for Boys, crown 8vo., cloth gilt, priced at 1s"
???-1910
Jules Verne Encyclopedia
"In 1910 for Christmas, Sampson Low published two editions....and the other in the crown 8vo., handsomely bound cloth gilt edition in the New Illustrated 2s Series for Boys, with colored and other illustrations."

Eight Hundred Leagues Up the Amazon
????
Sampson Low
London

copyright 1911 Jules Verne Encyclopedia
"In 1911, Vincent Parke and Company published the fifteen-volume set, Works of Jules Verne, editted and introduced by Charles F. Horne. Volumes eleven and twelve contain the Gordon translation of both parts of The Giant Raft from the editions of this work published by Sampson Low, and Scribners,"

1912 Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Around 1912, Stein published their 25-cent edition of Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon and The Cryptogram as individual volumes."

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
????
Stein
???

The Cryptogram
????
Stein
???

1914

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"By September 25, 1886, Charles Scribner's Sons began publishing their Uniform Edition of Verne's works, a series which included The Giant Raft, and remained in print over the next thirty years. Books in this series are fully illustrated and uniformly bound in red (or brown the first year) cloth with black lettering on the front cover a
nd gilt fine line drawings embossed on the spine. However, between 1910 and 1920, Scribner began to publish this uniforml bound series with about a dozen illustrations."

Giant Raft:
I. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
II. The Cryptogram

1914
Charles Scribner's Sons
New York

Scribner's Uniform Edition

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1914, for Christmas, Sampson Low published three editions of both The Cryptogram and 800 Leagues Up the Amazon, in the the New Illustrated Shilling Series for Boys, crown 8vo., cloth gilt, priced at 1s, ... "

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1914, for Christmas, Sampson Low published three editions of both The Cryptogram and 800 Leagues Up the Amazon, ... in the crown 8vo., handsomely bound cloth gilt edition in the New Illustrated 2s Series for Boys, with colored and other illustrations..."

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1914, for Christmas, Sampson Low published three editions of both The Cryptogram and 800 Leagues Up the Amazon, ... and in the full crown 8vo., handsomely bound cloth gilt edition in the New Illustrated 2s6d Series for Boys, with coloured and other illustrations..."

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1914, for Christmas, Sampson Low published three editions of both The Cryptogram and 800 Leagues Up the Amazon, ... in the crown 8vo., handsomely bound cloth gilt edition in the New Illustrated 2s Series for Boys, with coloured and other illustrations..."

nd-1923

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"...In August 1923, Sampson Low published The Cryptogram and Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon, both in a New and Cheaper Edition, crown 8vo., priced at 2s6d."

800 Leagues on the Amazon
nd
Sampson Low
London

Author of "Clipper of the Clouds"

IMP Dustjacket

Images courtesy of Dana Eales

The Cryptogram
nd
Sampson Low, Martson & Company Ltd
London

IMP Dustjacket

Author of "Clipper of the Clouds"

2'6 cost

Synopsis on the cover:
"The tale of a secret document writen in a difficult cypher which proclaimed the innocence of Joam Dacosta a man condemned to death for a crime of which he was innocent. The story of the Trial & the unravelling of the cryptogram at the last moment make an enthralling story."

Images courtesy of Dana Eales

Ed: It will take some time, but the below Sampson Low editions: Big Ship, Little Ship, Monkey, Taj, Celestial etc. will have to be inserted into the above entries. It will take some research to figure out when each variant was first released!
Ed: To be filed above!
Part 1
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
Not Shown
nd
Sampson Low
London

Part2
The Cryptogram

nd (inscribed1919)
Sampson Low, Marston and Co
London

Authorized Copyright Edition

Monkey Jungle Series

Image courtesy of James Keelinee

Ed: To be filed above!
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
nd - circa 1910?
Sampson Low
London

Art Deco Style

nd
Ed: To be filed above!

Part 1
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

Not Shown
nd
Sampson Low,London

Celestial Cover

Part 2:
The Cryptogram

nd
Sampson Low, Marston and Co
London

2 cover versions: Gilt Title / Black Title

Celestial Cover

Ed: To be filed above!

Part 1:
800 Leagues Up the Amazon
Title Page: Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

nd
Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd.
London

Taj/Onion Dome Cover

Part 2:
The Cryptogram

nd
Sampson Low
London

Taj/Onion Dome Cover

Cryptogram image courtesy of CJ Read-Jones

1920
Ed: To be filed above!
Part 1:
Eight Hundred Leagues up the Amazon
DJ & Title Page: Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

(nd?)1920
Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd
London

1'6 cost

Illustrated

Big Ship Series

Shown with and without dustjacket

Note: dustjacket and cover offer slight variations on the title!

This book currently (March 2019) for sale by:
First Place Books

nd

Is the cover of this Eight Hundred Leagues a misprint?

Part 1:
Eight Hundred Leagues Up the Amazon
nd
Sampson Low
London

Small Ship Cover

Ed: This colour and Spine similar to Adrift in the Pacific

Part 2:
The Cryptogram

nd
Sampson Low
London

Small Ship Cover

nd-Inscr 1933
Ed: Most likely a red "Taj" cover underneath
Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
nd - Inscr Xmas 1933
Sampson Low
London

Dustjacket Shown,
Red cover under Jacket is most likely a "Taj" design

1933 Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In October, 1933, Macmillan published Le Cryptogramme in the Modern French Series edition, crown 8vo., priced at 2s.

1952

Below Dustjacket images

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1952, Didier published Eight Hundred Leagues On the Amazon, with notes on the Amazon by Theodore Roosevelt (Excerpted from his book Through the Brazilian Wilderness), 2 volumes in 1, xiv and 239 pages, priced at $2.95."

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon
1952
Didier
New York

Printed Jules Verne Autograph on cover

Dustjacket shown

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1967, the I. O. Evans version of the Gordon translation of this work was published in the Fitzroy Edition, in two volumes entitled Down the Amazon (part 1), 186 pages, and The Cryptogram (part 2), 152 pages, priced at $2.75 on AMerica (Associated Booksellers), and 18s in Great Britain (ARCO) each."

Part 1:
Down the Amazon

1967
ARCO Publications
London

Part 2:
The Cryptogram

1967
ARCO Publications
London

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Collection Andrew Nash

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1967, the I. O. Evans version of the Gordon translation of this work was published in the Fitzroy Edition, in two volumes entitled Down the Amazon (part 1), 186 pages, and The Cryptogram (part 2), 152 pages, priced at $2.75 on AMerica (Associated Booksellers), and 18s in Great Britain (ARCO) each."

Part 1:
Down the Amazon

1967
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn.

Part 2:
The Cryptogram

1967
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn.

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In 1967, the I. O. Evans version of the Gordon translation of this work was published in the Fitzroy Edition, in two volumes entitled Down the Amazon (part 1), 186 pages, and The Cryptogram (part 2), 152 pages, priced at $2.75 on AMerica (Associated Booksellers), and 18s in Great Britain (ARCO) each."

Part 1:
Down the Amazon

1970
Associated Booksellers
Bridgeport, Conn.

Collection Andrew Nash

Part 2:
The Cryptogram

1970
Associated Booksellers
Bridgeport, Conn.

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Collection Andrew Nash

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