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    A Foundational Work of Science Fiction

    Jules Verne. From Earth to the Moon. Direct In Ninety-Seven Hours and Twenty Minutes: and a Trip Round It. New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Company, 1874. First American edition, translated from the French by Louis Mercier, M.A., (Oxon,) and Eleanor E. King. Octavo. [2: blank], viii, 323, [324-326: blank] pages with four-page publisher's catalog inserted between pages [324] and [325]. Eighty full-page black-and-white illustrated plates inserted throughout. Publisher's pictorial green cloth over beveled boards, spine and front cover decorated in black and gilt. Cloth lightly rubbed at tips of spine and corners, lower spine has a small chip to cloth at lower edge of rear cover, scattered foxing and few small soil marks to few blank leaves, light creasing to coated endpapers, neat previous owner's signature to preliminary blank (dated "Dec 11th, 1873"). A very good copy, with the binding quite bright, text generally fresh and clean.

    More Information: "A science fiction story in which a manned projectile fired from a huge gun circumnavigates the moon and splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean upon its return to Earth; a classic of its kind..." [Locke, p. 218 (noting the English edition)]. [Myers 26; first published in England in 1873].

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