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Title: The Paradise of the North Title Record # 1059260
Author: D. Lawson Johnstone
Date: 1890-00-00
Type: NOVEL
Webpages: catalog.hathitrust.org
Language: English
Note: Published as a serial in Young Folks' Paper with illustrations by W. Boucher, year unknown. (Wikipedia lists five successive titles of the UK "weekly children's literary magazine" Young Folks (1871 to 1897), including Young Folks' Paper through June 1891.) The 1892 Chambers edition text "is somewhat rearranged and is condensed by about 2000 words" according to L. W. Currey. It is published with a subtitle under the author's fullname, with some or all of the original illustrations. The publisher acknowledges, "The illustrations are reproduced with kind permission of the Proprietor of Old and Young (formerly Young Folks' Paper), in which the story appeared in serial form." --undated title leaf (viewed at HathiTrust) The 1893 US ed. is identical to the 1892 Chambers, apparently from WorldCat records and newspapers.
Synopsis: "In this tale the Pole is actually discovered in the middle of a fertile country, and the air of probability for this startling finale is ingeniously preserved throughout the story." --The Spectator 1892-10-29, p. 604 The cost is detail of the arctic expedition, probably too much for rousing fiction, according to this reviewer.
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1892 The text "is somewhat rearranged and is condensed by about 2000 words", according to L. W. Currey. ISFDB provides cover images that credit the author as "D. Lawson Johnstone" (UK 1892) and "D. L. Johnstone" (US 1893). One short name is found in most if not all newspaper notices, reviews, and advertisements, but the UK title page (viewed at HathiTrust) shows the fullname, which WorldCat records report for both eds.
The Paradise of the North: A Story of Discovery and Adventure Around the Pole [as by David Lawson Johnstone]

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Title Date Author/Editor Publisher/Pub. Series ISBN/Catalog ID Price Pages Format Type Cover Artist Verif
The Paradise of the North 1890-00-00 D. Lawson Johnstone Remington and Co.     viii+
298
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
The Paradise of the North: A Story of Discovery and Adventure Around the Pole 1892-10-00 David Lawson Johnstone W. & R. Chambers  
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).
302
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
The Paradise of the North: A Story of Discovery and Adventure Around the Pole 1893-12-00 David Lawson Johnstone Thomas Whittaker  
$1.25?$: US dollar
302
hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
novel  
Early Science Fiction Novels: A Microfiche Collection 1985-00-00 Thomas D. Clareson Greenwood Press  
$795.00?$: US dollar
 
other?The publication format is non-standard. The details are usually provided publication notes.
omni  
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