THE CERTAINTY OF A FUTURE LIFE IN MARS: BEING THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF BRADFORD TORREY DODD. New York, Paris, Chicago, Washington: Brentano's, 1903. Small octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iii] iv [v-vi] 7  9-266, title page printed in orange and black, original pictorial tan cloth, front panel stamped in black, printed paper label affixed to spine panel, top edge stained tan, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. This issue has title leaf with Brentano's imprint tipped in on a stub. The Dodd papers comprise wireless messages from the Red Planet including detailed descriptions of Martian science and culture with utopian overtones. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-82. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 709. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 910. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 350. Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp. 211-13. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 76. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 95. Locke, Voyages in Space 87. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 129. Bleiler (1978), p. 85. Reginald 06246. Some rubbing to paper spine label, a bit dust soiling to cloth, but a tight, near fine copy. a pretty nice copy of a book more often encountered in shabby condition. (#104990).
"Published in April, 1903" on copyright page.