(#162883) THE LIFE AND ASTONISHING ADVENTURES OF JOHN DANIEL. Ralph Morris, unidentified pseudonym.

THE LIFE AND ASTONISHING ADVENTURES OF JOHN DANIEL. London: Robert Holden & Co. Ltd., 1926. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-ix [x] xi-xv [xvi] 1-276, five inserted plates, original light blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed, pictorial endpapers. Later edition. Limited to 750 numbered copies (this copy not numbered). This edition, issued as volume one of "The Library of Impostors," follows the text of the rare first edition of 1751 and adds a 5-page historical and biographical "introduction" by N. M. Penzer. An early imaginary voyage that includes a trip to the Moon by flying machine. Similar, and according to some critics derivative of, the better known THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF PETER WILKINS by Robert Paltock published a year earlier. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-32. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1561. Gove, The Imaginary Voyage in Prose Fiction, pp. 328-30. Locke, Voyages in Space 012. Nicolson, Voyages to the Moon, p. 279. Bleiler (1978), p. 144. Reginald 10399. A fine copy in good pictorial dust jacket with wear at edges, several splits along folds, and tanning to spine panel. Scarce in jacket. (#162883).

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"This edition is limited to 750 / copies ..." on page [ii].