Moon Lore

Black Letter Press

£69.00

Black Letter Press is a small, independent publisher based in Northern Germany. Founded by Alice Winkler and Claudio Rocchetti in 2018.

They specialise in the revival of antique and rare books on a broad range of topics, like the sciences and the history of science, poetry, occult philosophy, art, curious and peculiar novels and more.

Timothy Harley – Moon Lore. 
First published in 1885.
Cover Design by Sarah B. Bolen.

Second Edition, unlimited.

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. 

 140x215mm.
Black Endpapers.
Printed wood free, age resistant Munken Premium Cream paper.

308 Pages.

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