Jules Verne's story Doctor Ox's Experiment was first published as a series of installments in the magazine Musée des Families in 1872. In 1874 the work of social commentary appeared in a slightly different version (notably expurgated) as one story in a collection of Verne's work. This book subsequently appeared in English in 1887 as A Winter Amid the Ice and Other Thrilling Stories, illustrated by Adrien Marie, It is from this edition that the Plum Park Press edition is taken, complete with illustrations.
The story has been adapted into two operas and a ballet, and the character of Doctor Ox also appears in the play Journey Through the Impossible written by Verne in 1882. A couple of comic strips have also appeared, as well as more stories about Doctor Ox written by another author in Italian.
Doctor Ox's Experiment consists of 260 pages, and has overall dimensions of 76 x 62 mm (2-15/16 x 2-7/16 inches). The edition is limited to 20 copies, priced at $45 plus $7 for postage and handling.