New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, [Ca. 1913]. First American Edition. 8vo, 199pp. Plates, illustrations, photographs. Publisher's blind ruled, blue cloth, t.e.g., with gilt lettering in illustrated jacket. A nearly fine copy with some rubbing at spine ends and corners in very good jacket, soiled and smudged, with chipping at spine ends and along upper edge.
Nicely preserved copy of this compilation of all the current information on the Earth's lunar body. The book is a bit whimsical and fantastical, written as if the reader were an inhabitant of the moon, living out a lunar day. The author also provides photographs as well as his own illustrations of the moon's surface. "Observations and The Ancients, "Astral Influences and the Astrologers," "The Moon, Vegitation, and Organic Life," are a few of the chapters in this work.
The Abbé, Théophile Moreux (1867-1954) was director of the Bourges Observatory, also teaching science and math. He published star maps and numerous other works on the moon and astronomy. The "Moreaux Crater" on the moon is named after him.