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 pictorial blue-gray cloth, front panel stamped in black, gold and white, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, a.e.g., olive-green floral patterned endpapers. First edition. 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. Corner tips worn, binding extremities rubbed, mostly along fore-edges and outer joints and spine ends, old repair to inner rear hinge with cellophane tape which is yellowed, still a very good, sound copy. A better than average copy of a scarce book rarely found in nice condition. (#149625).
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