From the Earth to the Moon – Jules Verne (1889)

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From the Earth to the Moon – Jules Verne (1889)

S$91.00

Title: From the Earth to the Moon

Author: Jules Verne

Publisher: Ward, Lock & Co, exact date unknown. Previous owner’s inscription suggests no later than 1889. Very scarce.

Condition: Hardcover, leather spine and corners with marbled boards. Spine is beat up, and has several scuffs, boards are decent, interior is good, evenly browned. Binding holding well.

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SKU: earth-moon-verne-1889 Categories: ,

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About the book:

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.

(from wikipedia)