(#173209) TRIPS TO THE MOON. By Lucian. From the Greek by Thomas Francklin, D.D., Sometime Greek Professor in the University of Cambridge. Lucian of Samosata.

TRIPS TO THE MOON. By Lucian. From the Greek by Thomas Francklin, D.D., Sometime Greek Professor in the University of Cambridge. London, Paris, New York & Melbourne: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1887. Small octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-192, publisher's tan cloth stamped in black and gold, endpaper ads. First printing of this edition. Issued as part of "Cassell's National Library edited by Professor Henry Morley." Text follows a standard eighteenth century translation from the Greek by Thomas Francklin, first published in 1780. Collects Lucian's "Instructions for Writing History," "The True History," and "Icaro-Menippus" ("Above the Clouds"), with introduction by series editor Henry Morley. Lucian's "Vera Historia," dating from the 2nd century A.D., is the "... earliest surviving interplanetary romance; a satire in which a sailing ship's crew is carried by a whirlwind to an inhabited moon." - Locke, Voyages in Space 002. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1377. Nicolson, Voyages to the Moon, pp. 14-15. A very good copy. (#173209).

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