AUF ZWEI PLANETEN. Leipzig: Verlag von B. Elischer Nachfolger, n.d. [circa 1905?]. Octavo, two volumes: [1-2] [1-3] 4-421 [422: blank]; [1-2] [1-3] 4-543 [544-545] [546: ad], original pictorial red bevel-edged cloth, front panel stamped black, green and gold, spine panel stamped in gold and black, top edges stained red, floral patterned endpapers. Later printing (35th thousand). Early edition with the full text (post World War II German-language editions and the only English-language edition are abridged). A mammoth and highly imaginative novel first published in 1897. Earth is conquered by the Martians who establish a protectorate thereby bringing reason and utopia to the planet. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-103; (1981) 1-122; and (1987) 6-22. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 485. Kretzmann, The Pre-War German Utopian Novel (1890-1914), Ph.D. diss., Brown University, May, 1936, pp. 107-111, 213. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 109. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2334-38. Bloch (2002) 1864. Nagl, p. 248. Two tiny closed tears at upper spine end of volume one professionally mended, else a fine, attractive copy. (#162881).
"35. Tausend" on title page.