1892 Jules Verne From the Earth to the Moon Space Gun Club Illustrated 2v SET

VERNE, Jules

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Jules Verne’s adventure novels are some of the most popular and famous works of literature of all time. Part of the illustrious ‘Voyages Extraordinares’ series, his book ‘From the Earth to the Moon’ is one of the most influential works of science-fiction of the 19th-century. It tells the story of American weapon makers attempting to build an enormous space gun big enough to launch people onto the moon! According to Barron, this book is

“the first interplanetary novel to focus on the technical and organizational preparations for the voyage, using the actual blast-off as a climax… one of the definitive foundation stones of the science fiction genre.”

 

This book is also known by its American title ‘The American Gun Club’; however, this London edition retains the more common ‘Earth to the Moon’ title. Published in 1892, this edition was translated out of the original French by Louis Mercier and Eleanor King.

 

This ‘author’s illustrated edition’ includes the sequel – ‘Round the Moon’.

 

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1892 Jules Verne From the Earth to the Moon Space Gun Club Illustrated 2v SET

 

Jules Verne’s adventure novels are some of the most popular and famous works of literature of all time. Part of the illustrious ‘Voyages Extraordinares’ series, his book ‘From the Earth to the Moon’ is one of the most influential works of science-fiction of the 19th-century. It tells the story of American weapon makers attempting to build an enormous space gun big enough to launch people onto the moon! According to Barron, this book is

“the first interplanetary novel to focus on the technical and organizational preparations for the voyage, using the actual blast-off as a climax… one of the definitive foundation stones of the science fiction genre.”

 

This book is also known by its American title ‘The American Gun Club’; however, this London edition retains the more common ‘Earth to the Moon’ title. Published in 1892, this edition was translated out of the original French by Louis Mercier and Eleanor King.

 

This ‘author’s illustrated edition’ includes the sequel – ‘Round the Moon’.

 

Item number: #15467

Price: $750

 

VERNE, Jules

 

From the earth to the moon direct in 97 hours 20 minutes… Round the Moon

 

London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., 1892 / 1890.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages – 2 works
    • ‘From the Earth’ – 160
      • 7 engravings
    • ‘Around the Moon’ – 192
      • 9 engravings
    • Language: English
    • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
    • Size: ~7.25in X 5in (18.5cm x 13cm)

 

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15467

Category

Literature

Authors

VERNE, Jules

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete