PHARAOH'S BROKER: BEING THE VERY REMARKABLE EXPERIENCES IN ANOTHER WORLD OF ISIDOR WERNER (WRITTEN BY HIMSELF). Edited, arranged, and with an Introduction by Ellsworth Douglass [pseudonym]. London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1899. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-316 [317-320: ads], original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by the author on front free endpaper: "To Mr. G. E. Tandell / with the best wishes of / the begetter of these lies. / Elmer Dwiggins / Des Moines. / April 6, 1904." Victorian interplanetary novel. Second part recounts the adventures of two spacemen on Mars that are remarkably similar to those of Edgar Rice Burroughs's hero of A PRINCESS OF MARS (1912). "Among the more intelligent early interplanetary novels, unusual in its recognition of problems of parallel evolution as well as of the mechanics of space travel." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 602. See Lupoff essay in Gregg Press edition. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-351. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, p. 351. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 71. Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V 237. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 300. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 132-33. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 76. Bleiler (1978), p.68. Reginald 04481. Some bubbling to cloth on front cover, light wear to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, small nick to cloth on outer rear joint, hairline crack along inner front hinge, endpapers foxed, a good copy. (#165832).
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