LIEUT. GULLIVAR JONES: HIS VACATION. London: George Bell and Sons, 1905. Octavo, pp. [1-4]  2-301 [302: blank] + two publisher's catalogues, the first 8 pages dated 1905, the second 16 pages dated February 1905, inserted at rear, original red cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in blind and gold. First edition, colonial issue. The Bell issue, part of "Bell's Indian and Colonial Library," utilizes S. C. Brown, Langham & Company sheets with Bell preliminaries and their catalogues, both dated 1905, inserted at rear. Swashbuckling fantasy novel set on Mars that some researchers believe to be the inspiration for the Martian stories written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. "Even today -- but why the 'even,' when in the dream worlds of SF nothing changes? -- passages of Arnold's amazing book come over with force." - Aldiss and Wingrove, Trillion Year Spree, pp. 140-41. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-6 and (2004) II-38. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-11. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 47. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 75. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 021. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 52. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 22. Locke, Voyages in Space 25. Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1209-12. Bleiler (1978), p. 10. Reginald 00505. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, Canadian military lending library label affixed to front free endpaper and library pocket pasted to the rear free endpaper, a very good copy. (#147986).
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