A COLUMBUS OF SPACE. New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1911. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii-x] 1-297 , four inserted plates with illustrations by Howard Heath, original pictorial light green cloth, front panel stamped in black, dark green and white, spine panel stamped in white and black. First edition. First printing with code "(1)" at base of text on page . Interplanetary adventure novel of travel by atomic powered spaceship to Venus inhabited by people and monsters. A minor science fiction classic combining high adventure in the Haggard tradition with the science fantasy of Wells and Verne. First published in ALL-STORY MAGAZINE in 1909, the novel was revised for book publication. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1997. Mild rubbing to cloth, mainly at spine ends and corner tips, spine panel a bit age-darkened, a very good copy. A better copy than usually seen. (#156074).