(#173602) HECTOR SERVADAC ... Translated by Ellen E. Frewer. Jules Verne.

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] [1] 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, publisher's 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. A translation (by Ellen E. Frewer) of HECTOR SERVADAC VOYAGES ET AVENTURES A TRAVERS LE MONDE SOLAIRE (1877). An interplanetary novel perhaps indebted to Edward Everett Hale's "The Brick Moon." Earth collides with a comet and inhabitants of the Earth's surface from Gibraltar to Malta are carried into space on a fragment. 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 this Scribner, Armstrong edition. 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 nicked and worn at the upper edge of the outer rear joint, light wear at lower spine end and lower corner tips, a bright, tight, internally clean, very good copy. (#173602).

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