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||This etext has been provided by Project Gutenberg. The text is the first half of the etext From the Earth to the Moon and a Trip Around It which is Project Gutenberg no. 83. This was one of the first Gutenberg etexts and was typed in by Richard Schroppel. It has been changed over the years by numerous anonymous editors attempting to change the orthography, units, etc. The quality of the book (and hence the etext) is low since it omits about 20% of the French original and makes numerous technical errors. The original book was published by Scribners (US) and Sampson Low (UK). The restored and edited version by N. Wolcott and C. Sánchez (Part II only) restores the missing parts of the Mercier-King translation (1873), and shows what is missing.