. New York: WM. L. Allison, 1889. American edition. 12mo. Blue cloth with red stamped decoration to spine and front cover. Gilt text label with blue text and additional gilt text to spine. 151pp. English. Acceptable condition. Reading copy. Corners bumped. Edgeworn. Crease to spine. Slight staining to front and back boards. Hinges cracked and spine broken. A few endpages detached and chipped with others threatening to detach. Browned. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: From Earth to the Moon ; Direct in ...
Publisher: W.M. L. Allison
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description William L. Allison, New York, 1885. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No date [c. 1885] reprint. 151 pages. Stated American Edition on the title page. Frontis. Embossed brown cloth with brown spine titles over gilt. Corners bumped, edgewear and wear to head and tail of spine. Front hinge cracked, binding sound. Pages toned, text clean. William L. Allison publising company [1893-99] was taken over by Henry Altemus after Allison's death in 1899. Seller Inventory # 74823
Book Description Scribner, Armstrong & Company, 1874. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Scarce first American edition. Gilt decorated pictorial binding in terra cota cloth, cover shows minor wear and tear, edgewear and rubbing, loss at the foot of the spine. Loose/torn hinges, pages shaken. Sticker of a little man affixed to the recto of the frontispiece, signature of former owner on the title page. Pages are lightly tanned with minor soiling. Seller Inventory # mon0001769193
Book Description Scribner, Armstrong & Co, New York, 1874. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. No Jacket. 1st Edition. First US Edition, Red publishers cloth with highly decorated gold-gilt pictorial stamped cloth binding. Boards show rubbing and shelf wear. All gilt intact. Light white staining of grooves of mountains on front cover. Could be from paint or dust. Top of the spine has small micro tear less than 1/16" of inch. Bottom spine has similar tears, three in all. Bottom corners are more bumped than the top. Gift inscription on front free flypaper reading" W.S. Simmons from Alice, Christmas 1873" Slight toning of pages. A few fingerprint stains and light foxing of text pages. Pages from 244 on have a water stain on top right corner. Missing illustration at p.95. Hinge is slightly visible on interior hinge, but is still functioning. Some light foxing throughout. Otherwise a very sound copy with 4 pages of ads. The rear paste down on the rear board has some bubbling on the top right quadrant. Translated from The French by Louis Mercier, M.A. (Oxon,) and Eleanor E. King with Eighty Full Page Illustrations Pictures on request. Seller Inventory # 001113
Book Description Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1874. First Edition. FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON DIRECT IN NINETY-SEVEN HOURS AND TWENTY MINUTES: AND A TRIP AROUND IT, Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1874, first American edition, cloth worn at corner tips, wear and fraying to spine extremities, inner hinges starting, several signatures standing proud, else a bright g/vg copy in the publishers original highly decorated gold-gilt pictorial stamped cloth binding Illustrated. Science fiction becomes science fact. Incredible----as bear witness to the fact that in this novel by a Frenchman, the launch site of this fictional first moon flight was indeed in Florida, just a bit more than 100 miles from Cape Canaveral, the actual site for the real thing. Add this fact to the name of the co-publisher of this book and it becomes downright eerie. Seller Inventory # 09407