Francis Godwin; [Jean Baudoin, translator]. ...
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DescriptionFrancis Godwin; [Jean Baudoin, translator]. L'homme dans la Lune [The Man in the Moone]... Paris: Anthony de Sommaville, 1654. Octavo. [xvi], 176 pages; page 16 mislabeled "10" and pages 45-46 bound out of order between pages 36-37. Illustrated with an engraved title page and two plates. Later half sheep leather over marbled boards, moderate edgewear with some losses, head and foot of spine worn and chipped with approximately 25mm of loss, front hinge starting, rubbed and somewhat soiled. Marbled endpapers; bookplate of William A. M. Burden (U.S. Ambassador to Belgium under President Eisenhower) to the front pastedown, pencil and ink notations and minor dampstaining and soiling to the front free endpaper verso and front blank recto. Internally generally clean and tight, all edges trimmed and stained red, all edges gilt; minor intermittent foxing and soiling, minor text block edgewear, library ink stamp to the title page, page 23, and page 141. Good or better. From the Gary Munson Collection
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