"New Inhabitants of the Moon"

from Delle Scoperte Fatte Nella Luna del Dottor Giovanni Herschel, Napoli, 1836
(Italian edition of the Moon Hoax)

"We thence traversed the country southeastward, until we arrived at Atlas (No.6), and it was in one of the noble valleys at the foot of this mountain that we found the very superior species of the Vespertilio-homo. In stature they did not exceed those last described, but they were of infinitely greater personal beauty, and appeared in our eyes scarcely less lovely than the general representations of angels by the more imaginative schools of painters."
from the New York Sun, Monday, August 31, 1835