De la terre à la lune – Jules Verne (1924)

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De la terre à la lune – Jules Verne (1924)

S$120.00

Title: De la terre à la lune

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: Librairie Hachette, Paris, 1924.

Condition: Decorative cloth. Fair. Cloth on 2″ of spine hinge split, not affecting binding. Closed tear of 1/4 of half title page near hinge, not affecting text nor binding. Else good. With numerous black-and-white illustrations. 170pp, app 10.5″ by 7″.

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All text in French.

About the book (from Wikipedia):

From the Earth to the Moon (French: De la terre à la lune) is an 1865 novel by Jules Verne. It tells the story of the Baltimore Gun Club, a post-American Civil War society of weapons enthusiasts, and their attempts to build an enormous sky-facing 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.

The story is also notable in that Verne attempted to do some rough calculations as to the requirements for the cannon and, considering the comparative lack of any data on the subject at the time, some of his figures are surprisingly close to reality.