MOON HOAX - LOCKE [LOCKE (RICHARD ADAMS)] Découvertes dans la lune, faites au cap de Bonne-Espérance par Herschel Fils, astronome anglais... traduit de l'Américain de New York, Septembre 1835, 1859, 8vo (6)

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Lot 159
MOON HOAX - LOCKE
[LOCKE (RICHARD ADAMS)] Découvertes dans la lune, faites au cap de Bonne-Espérance par Herschel Fils, astronome anglais... traduit de l'Américain de New York, Septembre 1835, 1859, 8vo (6)

Sold for £ 937 (US$ 1,243) inc. premium
MOON HOAX - LOCKE
[LOCKE (RICHARD ADAMS)] Découvertes dans la lune, faites au cap de Bonne-Espérance par Herschel Fils, astronome anglais... traduit de l'Américain de New York, Septembre 1835, early green calf-backed boards, Lyon, Ayné, 1835; Notice sur les découvertes extraordinaires dans la lune, faites en 1835, à l'aide d'un nouveau télescope, woodcut device on title, additional engraved folding plate of the moon (short tear) bound in at end, Paris, Galerie de l'Odéon, [1836]; Publication complète des nouvelles découvertes de Sir John Herschel, translated and adapted by Victor Considerant and Raymond Brucker, half-title, Paris, Masson & Duprey, 1836, modern calf-backed boards--Articolo estratto dalla Gazetta di Francia sulle scoperte fatte nella Luna da Herschel, 24pp., lithographed frontispiece (depicting an inhabitant of the moon), stitched in contemporary blue wrappers, [no place or publisher, ?1836]; Estratto dalla Gazetta di Francia del di 27 febbrario 1836. Delle scoperte nella Luna dal Sig. Herschel, 30pp., publisher's printed wrappers, [Lucca, no publisher, 1836], together in modern calf-backed chemise and slipcase; The Moon Hoax; or the Discovery that the Moon has a Vast Population of Human Beings, frontispiece, newspaper cutting relating to the Moon Hoax pasted-in on the final leaf, modern calf-backed boards, New York, William Gowans, 1859, 8vo (6)

Footnotes

  • "The Great Moon Hoax" was instigated by Richard Adams Locke (1800-1871) who, in August 1835, wrote an article in the New York Sun announcing startling discoveries made by Sir John Herschel, including proof of life on the moon.

    Provenance: Final item, Frederick I. Ordway III; his sale, Swann, 20 April 1998, lot 184.
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