DECIMON HUYDAS: A ROMANCE OF MARS. A STORY OF ACTUAL EXPERIENCES IN ENTO (MARS) MANY CENTURIES AGO GIVEN TO THE PSYCHIC SARA WEISS AND BY HER TRANSCRIBED AUTOMATICALLY UNDER THE EDITORIAL DIRECTION OF SPIRIT CARL DE L'ESTER. Rochester, New York: The Austin Publishing Company, 1906. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-13  15-207 [208: blank], fly leaves at front and rear, inserted frontispiece (portrait of the author), six inserted plates (illustrating Martian flora), title page printed in orange and black, original green cloth, front panel stamped in red and black, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. Posthumously published (Mrs. Weiss died in 1904) but apparently written prior to publication of JOURNEYS TO THE PLANET MARS (1903) which lists the unpublished DECIMON HUYDAS on its title page. Occult religious novel set on Mars. Bleiler, Science Fiction: The Early Years 2319. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 224. Locke, Voyages in Space 207. Bleiler (1978), p. 204. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 W-294. A fine copy. (#164617).
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