1880 Rare French Book - JULES VERNE - Around the Moon - AUTOUR DE LA LUNE. Illustrated.
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Author : Jules Verne.
Title : Autour de la Lune. (Les Voyages Extraordinaires).
Publisher : Paris, Bibliotheque d'Education et de Récréation J. HETZEL et Cie. no date (circa 1880).
Language : Text in French.
Size : 11 " X 7 ".
Pages : 180 pages.
Binding : Very good full red & gilt cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. This is the Hetzel binding known as "Cartonnage Type Aux Initiales", which places this copy between 1875 and 1890.
Content : Very good to good content (bright and tight. foxing and staining - as shown, small label in the lower corner of last endpaper - as shown)..
Illustrations : Illustrated with numerous engravings by Hildibrand after drawings by Emile Bayard and A. De Neuville.
Estimate : (USD 300- USD 500)
The book : Rare and attractive early French Hetzel edition of Around the Moon (French: Autour de la Lune, 1869), also translated as Circling the Moon and All Around the Moon, is the sequel to Jules Verne's 1865 novel, From the Earth to the Moon. It's a science fiction tale which continues the trip to the moon that was only begun in the first novel. Later English editions sometimes combined the two under the title From the Earth to the Moon and Around It. From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon served as the basis for the 1902 film A Trip to the Moon.
The author: Jules Gabriel Verne (8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright. Verne was born to bourgeois parents in the seaport of Nantes, where he was trained to follow in his father's footsteps as a lawyer, but quit the profession early in life to write for magazines and the stage. His collaboration with the publisher Pierre-Jules Hetzel led to the creation of the Voyages extraordinaires, a widely popular series of scrupulously researched adventure novels including Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).
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