New York, NY: Scribner, Armstrong & Company, 1877. [Science Fiction] EARLY US EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp. viii; 323 . With 24 engraved plates, including a frontispiece. Publisher's green cloth with black and gilt titles and decoration to spine, and just black to upper. Pencil gift inscription to fly-leaf, dated January 1877. Upper hinge just starting. Lightly toned throughout and a little cocked. Moderate wear to cloth, with some fraying to head and tail of spine and corners. Very good. Another splendid example of Mr. Verne's imaginary sweep, including a giant space-gun, a bullet-spaceship furnished like a high class railway carriage, and a bunch of stalwart chaps careering round in space dressed in frock coats surrounded by an orbiting cloud of broken bottles, food wrappers and dead dogs. All in a day's work for Mr. Verne, although he may have broken his golden rule here and left out either pirates or giant steam powered elephants. This translation first published in London in 1873, and 1874 in New York. Item #57443
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