FIFTEEN HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR. London: Bliss, Sands and Foster, 1895. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6  8-313 [314: printer's imprint] [315-320: publisher's ads], six inserted plates with illustrations by Arthur Layard, original decorated yellow cloth, front and spine panels printed in black, publisher's advertisements printed on endpapers. First edition, colonial issue. First edition sheets bound for Bliss, Sands and Foster's "Indian and Colonial Library." Boys' interplanetary adventure novel of a flight to Mars in an electrically powered spacecraft. "Extremely clumsy." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 60. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 588. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 70. Locke, Voyages in Space 65. Eaton Catalogue I, p. 402. Bleiler (1978), p. 62. Reginald 04426. Slight spine lean. cloth just a bit dusty, a very good copy. A nice copy of an uncommon issue of this book. (#147965).
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