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Le Chancellor. Journal du passager J.-R. Kazallon - 1875

The Chancellor - 1875

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

Bibliographic
Reference
French
(J-M Margot)
Jules Verne
Encyclopedia
Myers
Bibliography
Galagher
Bibliography
 
CR
V014
M47
A35

Alternate English Titles: 

    Chancellor (The)
    Chancellor
    Survivors of the Chancellor
    Wreck of the Chancellor (The)

Plot Synopsis: 
(courtesy of D. Kytasaari - http://epguides.com/djk/JulesVerne/works.shtml)
When J.R. Kazallon decides to book passage from Charleston, South Carolina to Liverpool on board the Chancellor, he gets more than he bargained for. Unexpectedly, the ship begins sailing an unusual route to Liverpool, towards the southeast! The Captain relieves himself of his command, especially after the ship's cargo of cotton catches fire. The first mate assumes command, but the ship wrecks upon a reef in the mid-Atlantic ocean. The fire is put out and the ship is barely made sailable again and after a while the raft they've constructed must be put to use. The raft drifts toward the southwest, but the provisions are wanting and the survivors of this shipwreck may have to submit to cannibalism.

Book Collecting Information:
First UK
Editon

The Survivors of the Chancellor; Diary of J. R. Kazallon, Passenger & Martin Paz
1875
Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle
Crown Buildings, 188, Fleet Street
London

Pictorial Blue cloth

Green Book Image courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

First US
Edition

The Wreck of the Chancellor
1875
James R. Osgood and Company
Late Ticknor and Fields
Boston

Saunterer's Series
Translated by George M. Towle

Before Title page an advertisement "Jules Verne's Works, Authorized Editions"
Published: May 1875

Unique? cover of the above 1st Edition:

The Wreck of the Chancellor
1875
James R. Osgood and Company
Late Ticknor and Fields
Boston

Translated by George M. Towle

This copy was owned by Idah Meacham.
Idah Meacham Strobridge (Wiki Link) is an author and a bookbinder in Los Angeles.

She wrote in the book that she finished reading it for the 1st time, Aug 16, 1877

Images from Edi

First CDN

Edition


**A True First Edition - same date as English First Edition **

The Wreck of the Chancellor
1875
Belford Brothers, Publishers
Toronto
(also see Canadian Jules Verne page)

Noted in Brown and Purple cloth

This book does NOT contain the story Martin Paz

The chapter heading and first 2 sentences of the book is:

"THE
WRECK OF THE CHANCELLOR
I.

Charleston, September 27, 1869. - We have just left the Battery wharf, at 3 P.M. The ebb-tide is fast carrying us out to sea."

Collection Andrew Nash

Other Editions:
1876

Survivors of the Chancellor
& Martin Paz

1876
James R Osgood & Co
Boston

Image courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

1876

Half-title

Then Printers info

Then Double Frontispiece spread with tissue

Then blank page with Title opposite


This book is a hybrid! Porter and Coates with J R Osgood

Survivors of the Chancellor
& Martin Paz

1876
James R Osgood & Co
Boston

the above is the title page.. identical to the J R Osgood above
BUT the base of the spine says: "Porter & Coates"

57 illustrations, including the 2 Frontispieces

The image on the cover, unlike the Osgood above, is NOT centered. It SEEMS to be a misprint (see the image also centered horizontally on the Porter and Coates below)
BUT it MAY NOT be a misprint, as the gilt image has a perfect scallop shape on the lower left of the image to match the black printed scallop shape of the cover BUT look closely at the Osgood above, and it ALSO has a scallop shape and it is centered!?

To top it all off, the book is printed in London, by Gilbert and Rivington printers

Note: the order of the pages is:

  • Brown endpapers
  • Blank page / Half-title
  • Printers imprint / Blank page
  • Frontis Martin Paz / tissue / Frontis Survivors
  • Blank page / Title Page

NOTE: The double frontis appears to be inserted after printing, and is not listed on the list of illustrations. It can be easily lost!

Green copy Collection Andrew Nash

1878
The Survivors of the Chancellor; Diary of J. R. Kazallon, Passenger
1878
Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle
London
1880

The Survivors of the Chancellor; Diary of J. R. Kazallon, Passenger
1880
Sampson Low, Marston, Low and Searle
London

Image courtesy of Andrew Cox Rare Books

Survivors of the Chancellor
nd
Munro

Seaside Library edition

18xx
Wreck of the Chancellor
18xx
Porter and Coates
Philadelphia
1883
The Survivors of the Chancellor
1883
Sampson Low, Marston & Company
London

"Pears' Soap" edition

1890
The Wreck of the Chancellor
1890
Lee & Shepard
Boston

Around the World Library


Wreck of the Chancellor
nd - circa 1890
Porter and Coates
Philadelphia

358 pages

urvivors of the Chancellor & Martin Paz
1891
Sampson Low
London

1894

The Survivors of the Chancellor
1894
Sampson Low, Marston & Company
London

Authors Illustrated Edition

"Pears' Soap" edition

image and listing information courtesy of David Linton

Nash Collection

Wreck of the Chancellor
with Martin Paz

nd - copyright 1897
Lee and Shepard
Boston 

Choice Books of Adventure Series

Wreck of the Chancellor
nd
H. M. Caldwell Co.
New York
Wreck of the Chancellor
nd
Porter & Coates
Philadelphia 

Alta Edition

nd
Wreck of the Chancellor
nd
Porter and Coates
Philadelphia
Wreck of the Chancellor
circa 1901
H M Caldwell
New York
Wreck of the Chancellor
nd-inscribed 1903
H. M. Caldwell, Co. Publishers
New York and Boston

The Survivors of the Chancellor
nc - circa 1920
Sampson Low
London
The Chancellor
1965
ARCO Publications
London

Fitzroy Edtion
Dustjacket

Collection Andrew Nash

The Chancellor
1965
Associated Booksellers
Westport, Conn

Fitzroy Edtion
Dustjacket

Collection Andrew Nash

The Chancellor
1997
Amereon Press

This is a reprint of the Fitzroy edition text

 

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