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Celestial spaces From the Earth...

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[Celestial spaces] From the Earth to the Moon/Around the Moon by Jules Verne. Illustrations by de Montaut (From the Earth to the Moon) and Émile Bayard and A. de Neuville (Around the Moon). Paris, Bibliothèque d'Éducation et de Récréation, J. Hetzel et Cie, sd (ca 1879). Large double in-8°. Publisher's full sapphire blue percaline "aux deux éléphants" with Lenègre type "b" second board. A. Lenègre bookbinder. Gilt edges. Blue endpapers. Printed by Gauthier-Villars. Catalogue "AB" for 1879-1880. Hips and hinge of the first endpaper skilfully restored. Otherwise, a very nice copy in a particularly rare colour for this title. Preferring the plate "au monde solaire", Hetzel interrupted the production of the cartonnage "aux deux éléphants" for this title in early 1883. The version "aux deux éléphants" is still rare, especially in a colour other than red.

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