Riding the Moon Bats to Saturn
A marvelous volume from a genre of speculative lunar travel around the turn
of the 20th century:
Ville D'Avray, A. de. Voyage dans la lune avant 1900. Paris: Librairie Furne, Jouvet & Cie, 1892.
Starring M. Baboulifiche and his manservant, Papavoine:
They encounter lizards hiding in mussel shells:
A moon cyclops who steals their umbrella:
But then they take a ride on moon bats to Saturn:
where they encounter much more friendly natives:
Before, well . . . being eaten alive by lizards, but that image is a bit too ghastly to post.
The exhibition gallery and reading room are closed for the month of August while the library's building is under renovation.
Beginnig September 6, 2016 our hours will be
Monday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 5
Saturday (Exhibitions only) 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.