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Publication: The Paradise of the North: A Story of Discovery and Adventure Around the Pole

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  • Publication: The Paradise of the North: A Story of Discovery and Adventure Around the PolePublication Record # 500635
  • Author: David Lawson Johnstone
  • Date: 1892-10-00
  • Publisher: W. & R. Chambers
  • Price:
    3/6?Prior to decimilisation (1968-1971), UK books were priced in shillings, or shillings and pence, where 20 shillings equals one pound and 12 old pence equals one shilling. Shillings were indicated with a variety of suffixes, e.g. 3s, 3', 3", 3/ all mean 3 shillings. Any number after that is additional pence, usually 6 (half a shilling) but sometimes 3 or 9 (a quarter of a shilling or three-quarters of a shilling).
  • Pages: 302
  • Format:
    hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
  • Type: NOVEL
  • Notes: Second (first illustrated) edition. This book was issued with and without an inserted publisher's catalogue. The text of this edition is somewhat rearranged and is condensed by about 2000 words - L. W. Currey. Not dated. Bleiler, below, gives the date of this edition as 1894. Several sale listings, including L.W. Currey give the 1893 date. One listing dates the book by the ads bound in the back. Publication date (inferred) and price from listings in The Athenaeum -10-22 p553, "List of New Books", as "cr. 8vo. 3/6. cl."; and The Scotsman 1892-11-07 p2, "W. R. Chambers's New Books for Gifts and Prizes". The latter is the earliest publisher advertisement found, and is found also -11-12 in three Saturday weeklies. HathiTrust Digital Library provides images of a 1981 microfiche copy of the interior starting with the frontispiece illustration and presumable guardsheet. -- title page undated Detail contents below (long title, writer and illustrator names as credited) are from this source, and matching library records (LCCN and OCLC, below). evidently the same edition as reported by library records (LCCN and OCLC, below) Library of Congress (LCCN) reports a 1985 microfiche copy as "W & R Chambers, [1890]" (Early science fiction novels #54).
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Secondary Verifications

Source Status Verifier Date
Bleiler Early Years Verified Rtrace 2018-06-27 07:13:29
Bleiler Supernatural N/A Rtrace 2018-06-27 07:13:29
Bleiler1 (Gernsback) N/A Rtrace 2018-06-27 07:13:29
Bleiler78 N/A Rtrace 2018-06-27 07:13:29
Clute/Grant N/A Rtrace 2018-06-27 07:13:29
Clute/Nicholls N/A Rtrace 2018-06-27 07:13:29
Contento1 (anth/coll) N/A Rtrace 2018-06-27 07:13:29
Currey N/A Rtrace 2018-06-27 07:13:29
Locus1 N/A Rtrace 2018-06-27 07:13:29
Miller/Contento N/A Rtrace 2018-06-27 07:13:29
OCLC/Worldcat Verified Rtrace 2018-06-27 07:13:29
Reginald1 N/A Rtrace 2018-06-27 07:13:29
Reginald3 N/A Rtrace 2018-06-27 07:13:29
Tuck N/A Rtrace 2018-06-27 07:13:29
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