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Voyage au centre de la Terre - 1864 

Journey to the Centre of the Earth - 1871

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Project Jules Verne Illustrations by Bernhard Krauth, www.jules-verne-club.de

French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
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VC
V002
M35
A9

Alternate English Titles: 

    Journey to the Centre of the Earth 
    A Journey Into the Interior of the Earth
    A Journey to the Center of the Earth
    A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
    A Trip to the Centre of the Earth

    Stories of Adventure: Meridiana & Journey to the Center of the Earth

The Events in this novel take place: in the summer months of 1863

The Locations visited in this book include:

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

The writings of Arne Saknussemm are translated by Professor Lidenbrock and with them he ascertains that they are directions that will lead him to the center of the Earth.


Below, a signboard near Snæfellsjökull (Volcano), Iceland:

Book Collecting Information:

This book contains the first appearance of prehistoric animals in a novel.
(May 13, 1867, Hetzel 1st illustrated edition with 56 illustrations by Riou)
First Illustrated
French Edition
Hetzel
13 May 1867

First English
reference
(a synopsis)

synopsis to:
A Trip to the Centre of the Earth
appearing in:
Appleton's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art
May 1, 1869
D. Appleton and Co.
New York

Full text of this synopsis

Information and images provided by: Ronald Rosenfield, June 1, 2004

First English Appearance
Serial form

Journey to the Centre of the Earth
appearing in "Boys Journal"
12 monthly installments
1870
Henry Vickers
London.

original plates by Riou in each installment
(and differing from the ones in the published work issued two years later.)

(information provided by:
Michael Barlow to JVF, Aug 1, 2002)

To see a detailed description of 4 First Edition books, please follow this link.
First UK
Edition

Image courtesy of
Andrew Cox Rare Books

1st Uk Edition

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
MDCCCLXXII - 1872
(announced Oct 17, 1871)
Griffith and Farran
London

Pictorial Green Cloth, Brown Cloth
Published: November 1871
(originally cost 7 pounds)

Base of spine says: Griffith and Farran

Publisher actually reads:
London:
GRIFFITH AND FARRAN,
(SUCCESSORS TO NEWBERY AND HARRIS)
CORNER OF ST. PAUL`S CHURCHYARD
MDCCCLXXII

Read the excellent description of this volume, by Andrew Cox, Here
(coming soon)

Frontice is:

The Descent of the Crater (see below)

First UK

* see description

Edition
American Issue

Image used Courtesy of Sumner and Stilman

1st Uk Edition, but modified for American market, with the Welford imprint.

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
MDCCCLXXII - 1872
Scribner, Welford and Company, New York
&
Griffith and Farran
London

Read an excellent description of this book from Sumner and Stillman, Here.

First US
Edition

* see description

 Image courtesy of Bookbid

Image courtesy of Bookbid

Image Courtesy of Sumner and Stilman

1st US Edition

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1874
Published: November 8, 1873
Scribner Armstrong and Co
New York 

52 Illustrations by Riou
Blue and Red/Orange Green Bindings Shown

Frontice is "The Central Sea" (see below)

Base of Spine says:
Scribner,
Armstrong & Co

Read an excellent description of this book from Sumner and Stillman, Here.

Other Editions:
1873 (serial) A Journey to the Centre of the Earth; A Story of Wonderful Adventure
1873 (May 3 to Nov 15)
in Chimney Corner
Frank Leslie
New York
 1874
Variant A
Spine = Scribner Armstrong & Co

Image courtesy of Sumner and Stillman

By Subscription Only

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
(1874)
Scribner, Armstrong and Co
New York 

Bottom of spine reads:
Scribner Armstrong and Co

Spine also says, 53 Illustrations, but there are only 52

Published: Fall 1874

Read an excellent description of this book from Sumner and Stillman, Here.

1874
Variant B
Spine = Scribner

Bottom of spine reads:
SCRIBNERS

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
(1874)
Scribner, Armstrong and Co
New York 

By Subscription Only

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
nd
Scribner, Armstrong & Co.
654 Broadway
New York

1874

Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1874
Henry L Shepard and Co
Boston

Green and Red shown

1874 - "New Edition"
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1874 (published December 1873)
Griffith and Farran (successors to Newberry&Harris)
London

New Edition
52 illustrations by Riou
(full page illustrations!)
(spine says 53 illustr., title page says 52)
8 pp undated ads
(The first two titles in the catalog are Henty's Young Franc-tireurs and Out on the Pampas)

1874 A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
and a Winters Sojourn in the Ice

1874
Office of 'The Evening Telegraph'
Philadelphia (108 South Third Street)

translation by Stephen W. White (which has the correct character Prof Lidenbrock)

full description of this volume is:
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth and a Winter's Sojourn in the Ice. by Jules Verne. Reprinted from
'The Evening Telegraph", with A Fancy of Doctor Ox, and the Tour of the World in eighty Days, by Jules Verne.
Reprinted from 'The Evening Telegraph", with 93 by Victor Hugo, translated expressly for "The Evening Telegraph"
by E. B. d'Espinville Picot, and reprinted from the columns of that journal.

double columns, this an early rebind, iriginally issued in paper wrappers

1874
Stories of Adventure
(includes:Adventures of 3 Englishmen...
+ Journey to the Centre of the Earth)

1874
Scribner Armstrong & Co
New York
nd - circa 1875 or earlier

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
nd - circa 1875
Scribner, Armstrong & Co.
654 Broadway
New York

Early Publishers illustrated Wrappers edition.
Twelvemo.
305pgs
10pg publisher's advertisements

20 inserted engraved plates

Provenance: from Jerry Weist Collection (?)

Sold by Heritage Auctions

nd
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
nd
Henry L Shepard and Co
Boston

In Wrappers

nd - circa 1875-1876
Journey into the Interior of the Earth



Journey in the Interior of the Earth


(the above 2 may be the same copy!..oh well)

Journey into the Interior of the Earth
nd (inscribed March 1876)
Ward Lock and Tyler
Warwick House, Paternoster Row
London

The Jules Verne Library

Journey in the Interior of the Earth
nd-circa 1875
Ward, Lock & Tyler
Warwick House, Paternoster Row
London

Note: cover does say "in the Interior" but the title page says "into the Interior"

I think the 2 covers to the left are "Into the" and "In the"

The Jules Verne Library

London, The Examiner, Sat, Dec 4, 1875

An ad in English at the North Pole, circa 1874/1875

An ad in Among the Cannibals, circa 1876

Thank you for the help from Philip Hollaway

1876 (Catalogue 1875)

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
& Five Weeks in a Balloon

1876 - August 1875 catalogue
George Routledge and Sons
London & New York

2 title pages, BOTH with 1876 date.

Only 2 illustrations, 1 next to each title page.

therefore a "Cheaper Edition"

1876 Double Volume

August 1875 Catalogue + another undated catalogue in the back

The August 1875 Catalogue titled "George Routledge & Sons Catalogue of A Thousand Juvenile Books"
Does NOT include this book in the catalogue

All but red Image courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

1876
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1876
George Routledge
London

Every Boys Library

1876

Journey to the Centre of the Earth and
Five Weeks in a Balloon

1876
George Routledge and Sons
London and New York

Yellowback

2 title pages, the first containing BOTH titles, and the 2nd just Five Weeks ...

Images courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

1876
Wonderful Travels
Containing:
A Voyage to the Centre of the Earth and
Five Weeks in a Balloon

1876
Ward, Lock and Tyler
London

Yellowback

6 colour plates

Images courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

nd - 1876
A Voyage to the Centre of the Earth
nd - 1876
Weldon and Co.,
40, Bedford Street, Covent Garden
London

Weldon / Goubaud publishers information

The Jules Verne Library

Jules Verne's Wonder Books

The Daisy Books

179 pages

One copy seen with Bookplate, Dec 1876

Note: Weldon and Co, seems to have only published for a short time Dec 1875 to Mar/Apr 1876

After that, the company "became" (was bought out?) by Goubaud, that sports the same address!

The below Daisy List, is from Five Weeks in a Balloon
Thanks Phil Hollaway

Wonderful Travels
Containing:
A Journey Into the Interior of the Earth and
Five Weeks in a Balloon

nd
Ward, Lock and Co
London

Image courtesy of Dana Eales

nd-1876 A Voyage to the Centre of the Earth
nd - {1876}
Goubaud & Son
London

Weldon / Goubaud publishers information

Illustrated
gilt decorated

listed in The Bookseller: A Newspaper of British and Foreign Literature, Issues 218-229, May 3, 1876, pg 434.

"The Boys' Bookshelf,
In Handsome Stiff Wrapper, Price 9d
All the Favourite Boys' Books, hitherto published at prices varying from from 1s to 1s6d, are now in course of being issued at 9d by Goubaud and Son.

Volumes Now Ready.
Verne's Voyage to the Centre of the Earth, 9d
Verne's Five Weeks in a Balloon, 9d
...
To be followed by other Volumes of Jules Verne"

nd-1877


A Voyage to the Centre of the Earth and
Five Weeks in a Balloon

nd-circa 1877 (by ads)
Goubaud & Son
39 Bedford St, Covent Garden, W.C.
London

Weldon / Goubaud publishers information

dark green cloth with gilt titles

The Jules Verne Library

publisher's adverts

Journey(on title page)-179pp + 1p advert
Five-222pp + 14pp adverts

nd-Circa 1878/79 (?)

The Wonderful Travellers:
Containing: A Journey into the Interior of the Earth
& Five Weeks in a Balloon

nd-circa 1878 1879
Ward, Lock & Co.
Warwick House, Dorset Buildings,
Salisbury Square, E. C.
London

The Family Gift Series

Images courtesy of Philip Hollaway

nd-inscribed 1881

Book Plate 1882

Book Plate - 1885, different title page from above

A Journey into the Interior of the Earth
nd-inscribed 1881
Ward, Lock & Co
NewYork

Illustrated

The Youth's Library of Wonder and Adventure

Also seen with an 1882 Book Plate
and another with an 1885 Book Plate

2nd 2 images courtesy of Philip Halloway

1884 A Journey into the Interior of the Earth
1884
Ward, Lock and Co
London

Series: Youth Library
inscribed 1884

nd-1884
Journey to the Center of the Earth
nd-inscr 1884
George Routledge
London
nd (inscribed 1885)
Journey to the Centre
nd (inscribed 1885)
Routledge
London 

Jules Verne Library

See this similar cover (shown here) further down the page!)

Journey into the Interior of the Earth
nd
Ward Lock & Co.
London

not illustrated

The Youths Library of Wonder and Adventure
(above series indicated in the brown around the title)

Image courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

circa 1886
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
circa 1886
Griffith Farran Okeden and Welsh 
London

This is the third style binding used by Griffith & Farran for the "Boy's Own Favourite Library" (BOFL).
About 5 different Henty titles were published by Griffith & Farran as first editions and later they were reprinted
as part of the BOFL series.
The BOFL series was begun by Griffith & Farran in 1881. There were at least 4, maybe 5 distinct binding styles used.
This binding is considered the third style and was used after Messr's Welsh and Okeden joined the firm in 1884/5.
It is believed this style was begun around 1886 ...if the copy has gilt edges and bevelled boards it may be closer to 1887/8
as that is when these improvements began to appear. If a catalog is present in the back sometimes you can find a printer
mark that would contain the last two years of the date.
Information provided by: Bob Bailey (2002)

nd (inscribed 1887)

Journey to the Centre of the Earth
nd (inscribed 1887)
George Routledge and Sons
London: Broadway, Ludgate Hill, New York: 9 Lafayette Place.
(View Title Page)

Every Boy's Library

This book has an inscription:

"Presented to David Colegrave for good conduct"
St. James CE Sunday School, Maratah, Tasmania
February 20, 1887.

Also on the same page (front side) is an embossed mark for the book seller "Walch Bros - Birchall - Launcheston,
Booksellers & Stationers."
Maratah and Launcheston are both in the island of Tasmania. The book is intact with only some
slight stains to the back cover. All the pages are there and are gold leafed on all 3 sides.
The book was found at an estate sale in Sydney, Australia.

The ending page bottom page show "Charles Dickens and Evans, Crystal Palace Press"
plus a catalogue of George Routledge and Sons' books. The book does not show the exact year
of publication, but similar catalogues and gold leaf pages appear in the 1886/88 time period.
The Catalogue shows that most of the books sold for "3s", "6d" and included subjects like
"The Homing or Carrier Pigeon".
(info provided by Bob McGinnis, Houston, Texas - Feb 2003)

1887
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1887
George Routledge
London

Not illustrated

Image courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

nd - circa 1890

A Voyage to the Centre of the Earth
nd - circa 1890
Hutchinson & Co.,
34, Paternoster Row
London

NOTE: The Spine AND the Title page both say A Journey to the Centre of the Earth, different from the Cover's A Voyage to the Centre of the Earth.

Hutchinson Series

Images courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

nd (circa 1890/1893)
Captain Hatteras and Journey to the Centre of the Earth
nd (circa 1890/1893)
Hutchinson
London

Hutchinson Series

nd (inscr 1893)
Five Weeks in a Balloon, and Journey to the Centre of the Earth
nd (inscribed 1893)
Hutchinson and Co
London

Hutchinson Series

1891
A Journey to the Interior of the Earth
circa 1891
Ward Lock Bowden & Co
London

a very cheaply produced book with thin paper covers, printed on cheap paper stock.

Image courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

nd - circa min 1890s
Journey into the Interior of the Earth
nd - circa mid 1890's
Ward Lock & Bowden
London

Victorian Verne Vignette

Bowden name came in existance in 1891!

not illustrated

Image courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

1893

Journey Into the Interior of the Earth
nd - ad for 1893
Lever Brothers, Ltd
Port Sunlight. Near Birkenhead

"Yellowback" style book.

Image courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

nd-inscr 1896

Five Weeks in a Balloon
and Journey to the Centre of the Earth

nd-inscribed 1896
Hutchinson & Co.
25, Paternoster Square
London

Images courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
nd - printed June 1897
Griffith Farran Browne & Co Limited
35 Bow Street, Covent Garden,
London

New Edition
52 Illustrations

Image courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

nd
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
circa 1900
George Routledge and Sons
London
nd-Book Plate 1900

A Journey into the Interior of the Earth
nd-Book Plate 1900
Ward Lock and Co, Limited
Warwick House, Salisbury Square, E. C.
London (New York and Melbourne)

Jules Verne Series (Sea Serpent)

Image courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

A Journey into the Interior of the Earth
--
Ward Lock and Co
London
c1910
A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
xx
George Routledge and Sons
London
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
--
George Routledge and Sons
London
1905

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1905
Charles Scribners Sons
New York

1 of at least 6 identical volumes
305 pages, 12 illustrations

1908

A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1908
Charles Scribner's Sons
New York

Scribner's Uniform Edition

Known Publication Dates:
1886 Low-Hi-Low U
1908 Low-Hi-Low NoU Regular

Size: 208mm x 150mm
55 illustrations incl Frontispiece
Pages numbered 1 to 305
(illustrations not included in above)
Ad : 11 vol $21.50, 3 vol $7.50
Uniform Edition on Title page: No
Spine Scroll = Low-Hi-Low
Cover Top Scroll = Regular

NOTE: 1908 volume does NOT have a Chapter table of contents

1923






Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1923
Humphrey Milford at the Oxford University Press
London

Illustrated by Thomas Cantrell Dugdale
(T C Dugdale, 1880-1952)

1925 A Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1925
Scribners
New York

"Scribner Series for Young People"

circa 1930
A Journey to the Interior of the Earth
nd (circa 1930)
Ward Lock and Co
London

Pastedown image on cover AND
Dustjacket versions

(date on this really uncertain..1890s?..1930s?)

A Journey Into the Interior of the Earth
nd - Circa 1930s
Ward, Lock & Co.
London

Sun and Clouds Cover

1933
Macmillan Matriculation French Series
Voyage au Centre de la Terre par Jules Verne
1933
The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited
at St. Martin's House
Toronto
(also see Canadian Jules Verne page)

Adapted and Edited by Eugene Pellissier
Formerly Assistant Master at Clipton College
and Lecturer at University College, Bristol

Prescribed for use in the Province of Ontario

Copyright, Canada, 1933 Printed in Canada

This is a school textbook.
It has a 2 page English Prefatory Note, a 4 page English Introduction
and includes Notes, Alphabetical List of Irregular Verbs occuring in the text
Vocabulary, Words and Phrases, Questionnaire, Sentences on Syntax and Idoms,
Passages for Translation into French and Sujets de Rédaction.

1944
Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1944
Blackie
London

in Dustjacket

195_
A Journey to the Center of the Earth
c195x

Movie tie-in paperback

1959 Journey to the Centre
1959
Dodd Mead + Co

in Dustjacket

Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1961
Arco
London

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1965
Arco
London

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Collection Andrew Nash

Journey to the Centre of the Earth
1965
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn.

Fitzroy Edition
Dustjacket

Now Age Books
1967
Heron Books
1967
Wishbone Classic

Journey to the Centre of the Earth
December 1991 / April 1994
Self-Published - Ron Miller
King George, Virginia

Translated and Annotated by Ron Miller (Wiki Link)

Copies are signed by Ron Miller on the cover

"spiral bound" (well, that plastic thingy!) with Clear plastic cover, and Black plastic rear cover.

Note: (by Ron Miller)
"This is a work in progress and must be considered a draft MS. The Editing and proofreading process is still ongoing, as is the process of annotation and assembly of illustrations. Also for this reason, not all copies of this MS will be identical. The editor encourages his readers to send him their comments, corrections, additions or suggestions."

2010
Amazing Journeys - Five Visionary Classics
Journey to the Center of the Earth
From the Earth to the Moon
Circling the Moon
20,000 Leagues Under the Seas
Around the World in 80 Days

2010 (Jan 13)
Excelsior Editions
State University of New York Press
www.sunypress.edu
Albany

In New, Complete Translations by Frederick Paul Walter

Translations and critical material c 2010 by Frederick Paul Walter

 
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