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First Edition, First Printing. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, printed on fine laid paper.. Moderate handling wear with a hint of sun-fading on top edge. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has light shelf handling with toning to the white of rear panel. 8vo; 9.5 inches tall; 230 pages. ------ This anthology presents three stories and six extracts from longer works by Francis Godwin, John Wilkins, Cyrano de Bergerac, Ralph Morris, Edgar Allan Poe, Richard Adams Locke and others, comprising fiction and factual speculation about the moon, lunar voyages, and early astronautics. -------- Several difficult to find texts are included: "A Journey Lately Performed Through the Air, in an Aerostatic Globe... To the Newly Discovered Planet, Georgium Sidus," by "Vivenair" (1784) and "The Great Steam-Duck," by "A Member of the L.L.B.B." (1841).