TO THE SUN? A JOURNEY THROUGH PLANETARY SPACE. From the French of Jules Verne ... by Edward Roth. Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, Nos. 624, 626 & 628 Market Street, 1878 [i.e. 1877]. 12mo, pp. [v-vii] ix-xii 13-401 [402-404: blank] [note: text complete despite gap in pagination], flyleaves at front and rear, 36 inserted plates with illustrations by P. Philippoteaux, original pictorial terra cotta cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, rear panel ruled in blind, brown coated endpapers. First U.S. hardcover edition and the first printing of this translation. The first part of an unauthorized adaptation of HECTOR SERVADAC, published in November 1877, although dated 1878 on the title page. Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, published their unauthorized edition of part two, OFF ON A COMET! A JOURNEY THROUGH PLANETARY SPACE (A SEQUEL TO "TO THE SUN?") in February 1879. Bleiler (1978), p. 199. Reginald 14647. Myers 33. Taves and Michaluk V016. Private owner's bookplate affixed to the front paste-down. Inner front hinge cracked but holding tight, a bright, very good copy with no binding wear. A lovely copy. (#164624).
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