D'MARS' AFFINITY: ROMANCE OF LOVE'S FINAL TEST IN TIME AND TIDE. Bloomer.

D'MARS' AFFINITY: ROMANCE OF LOVE'S FINAL TEST IN TIME AND TIDE. New York: J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, [1903]. Octavo, [1-6] [1-5] 6-342 [343-346: blank] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks], six inserted plates with illustrations by A. D. Condo, original medium blue cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold and black, olive-green floral patterned endpapers. First edition. "A romance coupling the then fashionable American novel of high finance and monopolistic practices with a story of spirit travels to the past, future and other planets undertaken by the hero, Ozam D'Mars. Includes a description of the destruction of a highly advanced civilization on Earth 45,000 years ago, the witnessing of which enables D'Mars to locate vast quantities of treasure. The sequence dealing with the civilizations on Venus and Mercury, with passing mention of Mars and the sun, occupy 3-4 chapters towards the end." - Locke, Voyages in Space 39. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 37. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 128. Bleiler (1978), p. 26. Reginald 01558. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 B-683. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, some rubbing along fore and bottom edges and along outer joints, cloth a bit soiled, a sound, good copy with tight, clean interior. An uncommon book. (#151089).

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