A MESSAGE FROM MARS: A STORY ... Founded on the Popular Play by Richard Ganthony. London: Greening & Co., Ltd., 1912. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi  8-288, original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel. First edition. Novelization of a play by Richard Ganthony, first performed in 1899, about a visitor with superhuman powers from Mars. The play was filmed and released in 1912. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 144. Locke, Voyages in Space 135. Bleiler (1978), p. 127. Reginald 05755. Some soiling and mild stains to cloth, some scattered foxing to endpapers and text block early and late, a few inked notes on the rear free endpaper, a very good copy. (#137475).
"March 1912" on copyright page.