(#173608) FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON, DIRECT IN NINETY-SEVEN HOURS AND TWENTY MINUTES: AND A TRIP AROUND IT ... Translated from the French by Louis Mercier ... and Eleanor E. King. Jules Verne.
FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON, DIRECT IN NINETY-SEVEN HOURS AND TWENTY MINUTES: AND A TRIP AROUND IT ... Translated from the French by Louis Mercier ... and Eleanor E. King ...

FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON, DIRECT IN NINETY-SEVEN HOURS AND TWENTY MINUTES: AND A TRIP AROUND IT ... Translated from the French by Louis Mercier ... and Eleanor E. King. New York: Scribner, Armstrong & Company, 1874. Octavo, pp. [i-iii] iv-vi [vii] viii [1] 2-323 [324: blank] [325-328: ads], fly leaves at front and rear, 80 inserted plates with illustrations by Bayard, de Montaut and de Neuville, publisher's pictorial bevel-edged red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, rear panel ruled in blind, black coated endpapers. Verso of title leaf advertises a single Verne title, A JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH priced at $2.00. First hardcover (and first combined) U.S. edition. The first part of this book was published earlier in the U.S. in a paperbound edition in 1869 by the Newark Printing and Publishing Co. Translation of DE LA TERRE A LA LUNE: TRAJET DIRECT EN 97 HEURES (1865) and AUTOUR DE LA LUNE (1870). 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 V003 and V007. 8 mm closed tear at upper spine end, else a fine copy with perfect inner hinges and endpapers. A stunning copy. (#173608).

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