(#173529) ALL AROUND THE MOON From the French of Jules Verne Freely Translated by Edward Roth. Jules Verne.

ALL AROUND THE MOON From the French of Jules Verne Freely Translated by Edward Roth. New York: The Catholic Publication Society, No. 9 Warren Street, 1876. Octavo, pp. [1-2] 3-484 [486-486: blank], fly leaves at front and rear, 24 inserted plates with illustrations by Bayard, de Montaut and de Neuville, folded map, publisher's pictorial green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, rear panel stamped in blind, cream endpapers. First separate U.S. edition and first printing of this translation. The second part of FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON, DIRECT IN NINETY-SEVEN HOURS AND TWENTY MINUTES: AND A TRIP AROUND IT. This edition is a adaptation of AUTOUR DE LA LUNE (1870) by Edward Roth. A map of the Moon, commissioned for this edition, appears here for the first time in Verne's story. This edition also reprints "The Moon Hoax" by Richard Adams Locke, pp. 431-484. Roth also published an unauthorized translation of the first part of Verne's Moon voyage as THE BALTIMORE GUN CLUB (1874), as well as a pirated edition of HECTOR SERVADAC (adapted as TO THE SUN? and OFF ON A COMET [1878]). Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 1-93 and (2004) II-1180. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2230. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 765 and 768. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 7. Locke, Voyages in Space 201. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 850-54. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 17. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 199. Reginald 14626. Myers 26. Taves and Michaluk V007. Spine ends and corner tips rubbed, a tight, very good copy. A lovely copy of a very scarce book. (#173529).

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