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 is closed while the library's building is under renovation.
Temporary Reading Room Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm
The temporary reading room is located in Yale's Sterling Memorial Library, across Wall Street from the Beinecke.