From The Earth To The Moon Direct in 97 hours 20 Minutes. Louis MERCIER, Eleanor KING, Emile-Antoine BAYARD, Alphonse Marie DE NEUVILLE, illustrators, Jules VERNE, Gabriel.

From The Earth To The Moon Direct in 97 hours 20 Minutes.

London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company, 1892. [Science Fiction Adventure] VINTAGE COPY, a later edition. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.160. With seven illustrated plates. Publisher's green cloth with gilt and black titles and decoration to spine and upper. All edges gilt; yellow-coated endpapers. Some repairs to split upper hinge and weak binding, with a few proud gatherings. Light rubbing to cloth; corners slightly bumped. 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 1873. Item #57220

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