PHARAOH'S BROKER: BEING THE VERY REMARKABLE EXPERIENCES IN ANOTHER WORLD OF ISIDOR WERNER (WRITTEN BY HIMSELF). Edited, arranged, and with an Introduction by Ellsworth Douglass [pseudonym]. London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1899. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-316 [317-320: ads], original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in gold and black, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Victorian interplanetary novel. Second part recounts the adventures of two spacemen on Mars that are remarkably similar to those of Edgar Rice Burroughs's hero of A PRINCESS OF MARS (1912). "Among the more intelligent early interplanetary novels, unusual in its recognition of problems of parallel evolution as well as of the mechanics of space travel." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 602. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-351. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, p. 351. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 71. Locke, Voyages in Space 67. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 300. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 132-33. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 76. Bleiler (1978), p.68. Reginald 04481. Slight spine lean, some rubbing to cloth, mainly spine ends and corner tips, endpapers foxed, some age-darkening to edges of signatures "S" and "U," but a very good copy with bright cover stamping. An attractive copy of an uncommon book. (#112698).
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