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P'Tit Bonhomme - 1893

Foundling Mick - 1895

French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
PB
V041
M25
A74


Alternate English Titles:
Plot Synopsis: 
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml)
Foundling Mick is an orphan growing up in Ireland. Overcoming a number of obstacles, Foundling Mick and Dick, another orphan whose life Foundling Mick had saved, start a small business that proves profitable for the pair. Seeking larger opportunities, they move to Dublin, where Foundling Mick's keen sense of business brings them great fortune. With the business a success, Foundling Mick now only seeks to help the good people he's met and who've helped him along the way.

Timeframe of novel: Events take place starting Sunday June 17, 1875


Book Collecting Information:

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

First UK Editon:
Deluxe Edition

Gilt Flames/Beveled:

Gilt Flames/Beveled:

Gilt Flames/Beveled:

No Gilt flames/Beveled

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In February 1985: Sampson Low published the first British edition as Foundling Mick, in post 8vo., priced at 6s. The spectacular pictorial binding shows the rescue of Mick as flames burst upward from the roof of the school."

Foundling Mick
1895
Sampson Low, Marston and Co
London

Published: February 1895

Deluxe edition
- can have: Gilt flames & Beveled boards
OR
- can have: NO Gilt flames & Beveled boards

Some images courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

First UK Edition:
Standard Edition

The Jules Verne Encyclopedia does not indicate there are 2 versions of the 1st edition!

Foundling Mick
1895
Sampson Low, Marston and Co
London

NO Gilt flames, NO Beveled boards

Images courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

First US Edition
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"There are no American editions of this work."
Other Editions:
nd - 1898
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"In October 1896, Sampson Low published a New and Cheaper edition of Foundling Mick, in post 8vo., priced at 2s6d."

Hmmmm... One seller says Dated 1897!

Foundling Mick
nd - 1897
Sampson Low Martson and Co
London

New and Cheaper Edition

7 1/4 x 5"

all gilt edges

bevelled boards

303 pages

2nd book shown, inscribed 1902.

Unless I have images mixed up, there seem to be Gilt flames, and NO Gilt flames in this New and Cheaper Edition. (I will keep watching)

nd-School Prize 1896-97 & another inscribed 1898


Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"Soon after, Sampson Low published the MacGregor Library Edition of Foundling Mick, in crown 8vo., priced at 2s6d."

Notice re Macgregor edition, from 1895:
(The Pall Mall Gazette)

Foundling Mick
nd BkPlate 96-97 AND inscribed 1898
Sampson Low Martson and Co
London

Beveled boards, gilt page edges

New and Cheaper Edition

The Macgregor Copyright Library For Boys Edition (as indicated on the back cover)

1st book Images courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

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

Foundling Mick
nd
Sampson Low Martson and Co
London

nd-inscribed 1898
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"For Christmas 1905, Sampson Low published this title as a reissue of works by the late Jules verne. These books are fully illustrated uniform copyright editions, priced at 2s6d."

Foundling Mick
nd
Sampson Low Martson and Co
London

Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"For Christmas 1906, Samposon Low published this title in the fully illustrated uniform copyright edition, priced at 2s6d."

Foundling Mick
nd
Sampson Low Martson and Co
London

nd - 1936-1940
Jules Verne Encyclopedia:
"From about 1936 to 1940, the Education Council of Ireland thrugh the Talbot Press pubished A Lad of Grit priced at 1s6d."

A Lad of Grit
circa 1940
The Educational Company of Ireland
(Talbot Press)
Dublin, Ireland

See Lad of Grit Details

Image courtesy of Dana Eales

2008
This book was published after the publication date of the Jules Verne Encyclopedia.

The Extraordinary Adventures of Foundling Mick
2008
Royal Irish Academy
Dublin

The Irish Novel

Translated by Kieran O'Driscoll

contents of this volume:

  • Introduction by William Butcher
  • The Extraordinary Adventures of Foundling Mick
  • A chronology of Jules Verne, by Willian Butcher
  • Translating Foundling Mick by Kieran O'Driscoll

ISBN-10: 1904890423
ISBN-13: 978-1904890423 ( Buy from Amazon )

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