THE AMERICAN GUN CLUB ... REPRINTED FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON IN NINETY-SEVEN HOURS AND TWENTY MINUTES, AND A TRIP AROUND IT. Translated from the French by Louis Mercier ... and Eleanor E. King. New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Company, 1874. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv-v [vi-vii] viii  2-142 [143-146: ads] [147-148: blank] [note: final leaf is a blank], flyleaf at rear, 24 inserted plates with uncredited illustrations by Bayard, de Montaut and de Neuville, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, brown coated endpapers. First authorized edition of the first part of FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON (1874). This edition was published 13 June 1874 to compete with an unauthorized edition, THE BALTIMORE GUN CLUB, published the same day in Philadelphia by King & Baird. The title leaf [A1] is a cancel (tipped onto leaf [A2]) with publisher's note on title leaf verso which reads in part "THE AMERICAN GUN CLUB is simply a reprint of a fragment of ... FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON AND A TRIP AROUND IT. It is issued in this form and under this title to meet an unauthorized reprint, under a very similar name of this precise section of the work mentioned ..." Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 1-93 and (2004) II-1180. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 850-54. In 333. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Reginald 14626A. Myers 26. Taves and Michaluk V003. Wear to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, shallow loss to cloth at spine ends, spine panel a bit soiled, a good, sound copy. (#156933).
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