MARS REVEALED; OR, SEVEN DAYS IN THE SPIRIT WORLD: CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE SPIRIT'S TRIP TO MARS, AND HIS RETURN TO EARTH; WHAT HE SAW AND HEARD ON MARS, ETC. WITH VIVID AND THRILLING DESCRIPTIONS OF ITS MAJESTIC SCENERY; ITS MOUNTAINS; ITS MINES; ITS VALLEYS, RIVERS, LAKES, AND SEAS; ITS PEOPLE, TEMPLES OF LEARNING, WORSHIP, RELIGION, MUSIC, MANNERS, CUSTOMS, LAWS; ITS HIGHLY CULTIVATED AND PRODUCTIVE LANDS; TOGETHER WITH ITS BEAUTIFUL PARKS, AND ITS DELIGHTFUL PARADISE. BEING A WORK FULL OF DIAMONDS OF THOUGHT, AND OF ABSORBING INTEREST. A TRILLING POEM, IN BEAUTIFUL PROSE. By A Spirit Yet in the Flesh [pseudonym]. San Francisco: Published for the Writer, by A. L. Bancroft & Co., 1880. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6  8-9 [10-11] 12-18  20-208, fly leaves at front and rear, original decorated green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, rear panel stamped in blind. First edition. "A spirit conducts that of the narrator to a Mars twice as old as, and of moral and spiritual status superior to that of, Earth. Technological attainments include high-speed airships and education aids such as hypnosis, recording devices and picture machines; and women are considered the superior sex. A trip to Saturn was promised for a second book, never published" - Locke, Voyages in Space 82. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 857. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 203. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 413. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p, 66-7. Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V 297. Bleiler (1948), p. 124. Reginald 05838. Wright (III) 2133. Cloth stained on front and rear covers, a very good copy with tight and clean interior. (#165878).
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