A HONEYMOON IN SPACE. London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., 1901. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [5-6] 7-302 [303: printer's imprint] [304: blank] [note: text complete despite gap in pagination; frontispiece and other inserted plates are reckoned in publisher's page count] + two 8-page publisher's catalogues, the first dated "Spring 1901," inserted at rear, eight inserted plates with illustrations by Stanley Wood and Harold Piffard, original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in white, black and gray, spine panel stamped in black and white. First edition. "An interplanetary science fiction novel of the 'Cook's tour' variety in which a honeymoon couple travel, in a spacecraft powered by the 'R-force,' through the solar system, visiting the nearly lifeless moon (with archeological remains), the scientifically advanced, macrocephalic but warlike humanoid Martians, the sinless, winged Venusians, Jupiter, Saturn and, on the way home, Ceres." – Locke, Voyages in Space 92. "The romance sums up the wonders of interplanetary flights described in fiction from Cyrano de Bergerac to 1900..." – Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 112-13. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-84 and (2004) II-466. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 938. Clareson, Science-Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 367. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 27. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 98. Bleiler (1978), p. 87. Reginald 06374. Mild sunning to spine panel, white chalk lettering mostly perished from spine panel, a couple of small stains on rear cover, a very good copy. A much better than average copy of a fairly scarce book rarely found in nice condition. (#152099).
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