From the Earth to the Moon

By: Verne, Jules; Jules-Verne, Jean

Price: $75.00

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Book Condition: Fine


An exceptional copy. 1970 Full-Leather. xiii, [5], 206, [2] pp. Tall 8vo. Black full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by Jean Jules-Verne, illustrations by Robert Shore. 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 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. However, his scenario turned out to be impractical for safe manned space travel since a much longer muzzle would have been required to reach escape velocity while limiting acceleration to survivable limits for the passengers. The character of Michel Ardan, the French member of the party in the novel, was inspired by the real-life photographer Félix Nadar.

Title: From the Earth to the Moon

Author: Verne, Jules; Jules-Verne, Jean

Illustrator: Shore, Robert

Categories: Easton Press, Leather-Bound, SF, Continental,

Edition: Reissue

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1970

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2281094

Keywords: JULES VERNE SCIENCE FICTION FANTASY LITERATURE FROM EARTH TO MOON TRIP AROUND IT,