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Autour De La Lune
Bibliothèque d'éducation et de Récréation / J. Hetzel, Paris 1880 - Paris: Bibliothèque d'éducation et de récréation [& J. Hetzel], no date [circa 1875-1890]. 4], 180 pp. Illustrated with numerous engravings by Hildibrand after drawings by Emile Bayard and A. De Neuville. 10½x7, red cloth, elaborate black and gilt decorations, all edges gilt; this is the Hetzel binding known as Cartonnage Type Aux Initiales, which places this copy between 1875 and 1890. Some rubbing, corners show, spine ends worn, small stains, hinges cracked, though not weak; scattered light foxing. Still, overall not far from very good condition; About VG. See scans. Handsome copy of an early Hetzel cartonnage of Verne's 1870 sequel to De la Terre a la Lune (From the Earth to the Moon, 1865). From the Earth to the Moon [first published in the United States as The Baltimore Gun Club and The American Gun Club] was in fact a moderate satire concerning a group of obsessive American Civil War veterans, members of the Baltimore Gun Club, who conceive the idea of creating an enormous cannon in order to shoot a "space-bullet" to the Moon.from a site in Florida. Hmmmm. In this title, Autour de la Lune (Round the Moon) the actual journey to the moon was related. Good looking, elaborate French cover and spine gilt designs, somewhat soiled but clear and salient, with original illustrations by Bayard and de Neuville executed in Hildibrand engravings, those being to my mind a bit superior to some others of the profusely illustrated Verne titles and editions. LG12 [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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