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THE MARVELOUS AND INCREDIBLE ADVENTURES OF CHARLES THUNDERBOLT, IN THE MOON
London: Printed and Published for the Author, by T. Gunn, Hand Court, Holborn,. 1851. contemporary three-quarter brown leather and brown floral patterned cloth, spine panel tooled in gold, blue coated endpapers.. Most extant copies of this book are bound in decorated green cloth. stamped in gold and blind with all edges gilt and yellow endpapers.. The status of this binding is not known; it may be a presentation. binding, or, less likely, a remainder binding. The leather is worn at. tail of spine panel and corner tips and scuffed at head of spine. panel and along outer hinges, old repair to chip at top edge of spine. panel, a very good copy. A rare book. (#149991). First edition. "A science fantasy of wild and fantastic adventures on both the Moon and Jupiter. The hero's spacecraft is a steam-driven North Pole, but although the novel was written for children, it has much to commend it to the adult reader. Preceding ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND by more than a decade, its early chapters have some of the curious logic of that classic. It is, however, a true interplanetary with not a little thought given to the problems of space flight." - Locke, Voyages into Space 62. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 67. Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V223. Eaton catalogue III, p.97. Bleiler (1978), p. 59. Reginald 04070.
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