Moon Lore by Timothy Harley, 1885
First Edition, limited to 250 Hand-numbered Copies.
Written just eighty-four years before Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon, this is a Victorian collection of moon lore: myths, folklore, superstitions and just plain whimsy from all lands. Although contemporary astronomers had fairly well wrapped up the question of whether there was water and air on the moon, Harley, an admirer of Galileo Galilei, still suspected that the moon was inhabited. However, there was still much that was unknown about the moon until the first probes were crash-landed on it (for instance, whether the surface was covered with vast, deep layers of dust). So we shouldn’t feel too smug, even though we’ve played golf there. The universe will continue to surprise us.
• Hardcover bound in blue geltex
• Measures 140x215 mm
• 120 gram black Endpapers
• Printed on 115 gram Munken Cream Paper
• 308 Pages
• Sewn Book Block
• Bookmark and Headbands finished in golden viscose
• Gold Foil lettering on the front and spine
• First edition, Limited to 250 copies
• Index includes 750 keywords
• Artwork by Sarah B. Bolen