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  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, original pictorial bevel-edged blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, rear panel ruled in blind, brown 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. Early owner's signature on front free endpaper. Cloth lightly rubbed at head and tail of spine panel, touch of wear to corner tips, two tiny stains near fore-edge of rear cover (a bit of foreign matter stuck to the cloth which most likely can be professionally removed), else a clean, very good copy with a bright binding and very tight hinges. An attractive, well above average copy of this book. (#80267).
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