From the Earth to the Moon - Jules Verne - A.L. Burt Co vintage hardback

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Condition: Acceptable: Signs of wear and consistent use.  No date stated.  339pp+inserted 8pp catalog. English. B/W illustration of "Projectile Trains for the Moon" to frontis. Owner's name on front endpage. Partial puncture mark on front board. See images for the condition of this book.

Blurb:  Verne's 1865 tale of a trip to the moon is (as you'd expect from Verne) great fun, even if bits of it now seem, in retrospect, a little strange. Our rocket ship gets shot out of a cannon? To the moon? Goodness! But in other ways it's full of eerie bits of business that turned out to be very near reality: he had the cost, when you adjust for inflation, almost exactly right. There are other similarities, too. Verne's cannon was named the Columbiad; the Apollo 11 command module was named Columbia. Apollo 11 had a three-person crew, just as Verne's did; and both blasted off from the American state of Florida. Even the return to earth happened in more-or-less the same place. Coincidence -- or fact!? We say you'll have to read this story yourself to judge. 

Series: (Voyages extraordinaires #4)