CONSOLATIONS IN TRAVEL; OR THE LAST DAYS OF A PHILOSOPHER. London: John Murray, 1830. Small octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii-xii]  2-281 [282: printer's imprint] [283-284: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original two-part brown and blue boards, printed paper label affixed to spine panel, all edges untrimmed. First edition. "A series of dialogues on philosophical and scientific topics. Includes a short account of a dream spirit journey to Saturn, and a description of the non-human intelligent beings inhabiting the planet. An important, albeit brief, contribution to the evolution of the non-human alien in science fiction." - Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V216. "Mostly essay material on philosophy of science, religion, and popular science, but with short science-fiction episode ... An interesting parental exercise, with many remarkable strokes of imagination." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 552. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-302. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 64. Bleiler (1978), p. 57. Boards rubbed at edges, front board re-attached, solid and clean interior, a fairly nice copy. (#101921).
No statement of printing. Later printings indicate their status on title page.