HECTOR SERVADAC ... Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1878 [i.e. 1877]. Octavo, pp. [iii-v] vi [vii] viii-x [xi-xii]  2-370 [371-372: ads] [note: text complete despite gap in pagination], flyleaves at front and rear, 96 inserted plates with illustrations by Paul Philippoteaux, original pictorial red bevel-edged cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in blind, yellow coated endpapers. First complete U.S. edition. This authorized edition was printed from the same plates as the British 1878 Sampson Low edition and both editions were published in November 1877. Two editions of the first part of HECTOR SERVADAC were published in America prior to Scribner, Armstrong's complete edition. The first American edition of part one of the novel was a piracy published by September 1877 in paper wrappers by George Munro as part of his "Seaside Library" series. Another unauthorized edition of part one, published by Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger of Philadelphia as TO THE SUN? (dated 1878 but announced for sale 4 November 1877), also preceded the Scribner, Armstrong edition. Translation of HECTOR SERVADAC VOYAGES ET AVENTURES A TRAVERS LE MONDE SOLAIRE (1877). Earth collides with a comet and inhabitants of the earth's surface from Gibraltar to Malta are carried into space on a fragment. This interplanetary novel is perhaps indebted to Edward Everett Hale's "The Brick Moon." Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1181. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2235. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 8. Locke, Voyages in Space 202. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 20. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 199. Reginald 14628. Myers 33. Taves and Michaluk V016. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and lower corner tips, a nearly fine copy with bright cover stamping. A tight, lovely copy and scarce thus.(#165264).
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