De la Terre a la Lune Trajet Direct en 97 Heures 20 Minutes
A god reading copy of Jules Verne's 1865 novel
Reprint, hardback. Bound in red cloth with gilt decoration. Top edge gilt. 27.5 × 18cm, 170pp . French text.
From the Earth to the Moon tells the story of the Baltimore Gun Club, a post-American Civil War society of weapons enthusiasts, and their attempts to build an enormous Columbiad space gun and launch three people—the Gun Club's president, his Philadelphian armor-making rival, and a French poet—in a projectile with the goal of a Moon landing.
A good copy. The red cloth is lightly rubbed and bumped, with some fading to the spine. The pages are a little tanned throughout but in good order.