URANIA: A ROMANCE ... Translated by Augusta Rice Stetson. London: Chatto & Windus, 1891. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-v] vi [1-3] 4-245 [246: printer's imprint] [247: publisher's colophon] [248: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank] + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated "Sept. 1900" inserted at rear, numerous illustrations by de Bieler, Myrbach and Gambard, original pictorial tan cloth, front panel stamped in light brown, dark brown, black and gold, spine panel stamped in black and gold, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel, all edges untrimmed, endpapers with floral design printed in silver. First British edition, first binding, later issue with September 1900 inserted catalogue. Translation of URANIE (1889). "A mixture of mysticism and science fiction which sold well in its day; spirit travels through space and time and a visit to an advanced Mars." - Locke, Voyages in Space 75. "Popular narrative recipe of mixing astronomy with spiritualism made Flammarion worldwide success." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 44. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-408. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 776. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 84. Bleiler (1978), p. 74. Reginald 05461. 1905 Christmas gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper. Slight spine lean, cloth lightly soiled, a very good copy. (#108591).
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