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. Slight spine lean, light wear to binding extremities, mostly corner tips, a very good copy. (#149668).
"March 1912" on copyright page.