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Título: A VOYAGE TO THE MOON: WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF ...
Editorial: Elam Bliss
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Elam Bliss, 128 Broadway, New-York, 1827. 12mo, pp. [i-iii] iv  6-11 [12-13] 14-264, flyleaves at front and rear, original paper covered boards, printed paper label affixed to spine panel, all edges untrimmed. First edition. The earliest interplanetary novel by a native American to use mechanical means for space travel. Chiefly a satirical story, reminiscent of GULLIVER'S TRAVELS, in which the hero and a companion travel to the Moon in a space vehicle coated with an antigravity metal where they observe several Lunarian societies. According to Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, "Tucker's most significant advancement of science fiction came when he introduced into the text for their own sake discussions of current scientific theories ." A VOYAGE TO THE MOON can thus be seen as a basic work out of which American science fiction developed in the nineteenth century. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-4; (1981) 1-8; (1987) 1-4; (1995) 1-4; and (2004) II-56. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, p. 45. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 91. Locke, Voyages in Space 29. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 189. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1112. Joel Nydahl, "Early Fictional Futures: Utopia, 1798-1864," Kenneth M. Roemer (ed.), America as Utopia (1981), p. 291. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 40. Bleiler (1978), p. 12. Reginald 00620. Wright (I) 2611. Early owners' names written on the front free endpaper. Loss at spine ends, some damp staining and soiling to boards, hairline crack along outer front joint, old damp stains to endpapers, flyleaves and several preliminary and terminal leaves. Nevertheless, a remarkable survival; rare in the original binding. Enclosed in a custom quarter-leather clamshell box. (#130783). Nº de ref. de la librería 130783