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Verne, Jules.

FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON. SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, LOW AND SEARLE, 1873
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
123

Verne, Jules.

FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON. SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, LOW AND SEARLE, 1873
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Verne, Jules.

FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON. SAMPSON LOW, MARSTON, LOW AND SEARLE, 1873
8vo, first English edition, numerous plates, original pictorial green cloth stamped in black and gilt, bevelled boards, all edges gilt, spine repaired, binding slightly rubbed
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Catalogue Note

This first English edition was the first to be translated from the French, with the American edition appearing the following year. From the Earth to the Moon was the basis for the first ever science fiction film, the 1902 French film Le Voyage dans la lune directed by George Melies. It was one of the first films to employ special effects and was so popular that it was promptly pirated by Thomas Edison, who made a fortune in America from his clandestine copy.

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