HECTOR SERVADAC VOYAGES ET AVENTURES A TRAVERS LE MONDE SOLAIRE. Paris: Bibliotheque d'Education et de Recreation / J. Hetzel et Cie, n.d. . Large octavo, pp. [1-4]  2-395 [396: blank], 8-page catalogue listing publications for 1877-1878 inserted at rear, 99 illustrations by Paul Philippoteaux, early pebbled red cloth with red leather spine panel, front and rear panels stamped blind, spine panel lettered and richly tooled in gold, white silk-like endpapers, a.e.g. (binding signed by Engel of Paris at tail of spine panel). First edition, first printing. One of Hetzel's double volumes, first published in 1877. The first printing with errors on page  of the advertisements as noted by Bottin. Earth collides with a comet and inhabitants of the earth's surface from Gibraltar to Malta are carried into space on a fragment. This interplanetary novel is perhaps indebted to Edward Everett Hale's "The Brick Moon." Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1181. Bottin, pp. 242-45. Gallagher, Mistichelli and Van Eerde A42. 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. Binding extremities just a bit rubbed, largely at three corner tips, tail of spine panel and several small areas along outer joints, the usual scattered foxing throughout, fairly heavy to flyleaves and half title, and title leaves. Still a nice copy of an attractive book. The first printing of this book is quite uncommon. (#90019).
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