MOON TRAVELLERS: A DREAM THAT IS BECOMING A REALITY. London: Oldbourne, . Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-240, boards. First edition. Following a brief two-chapter survey of pre-twentieth-century imaginary lunar voyages, Leighton's book provides summaries (with liberal quotations from the texts) of Lucian's True History, Kepler's Dream About the Moon, Godwin's The Man in the Moone, Wilkins' Discovery of a New World, Cyrano de Bergerac's Voyage to the Moon, Defoe's The Consolidator, Brunt's A Voyage to Cacklogallinia, Locke's "Moon Hoax." Poe's "Hans Pfaall," Verne's From the Earth to the Moon, and Wells's The First Men in the Moon. Other pertinent works are briefly mentioned. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#8290).
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