A MAN FROM MARS. [Los Angeles: Printed by B. R. Baumgardt & Co., 1901.]. Octavo, pp. [1-14] 15-66  [68: blank] [notes: (1) first three leaves are blanks; (2) the frontispiece and decorated title leaf are a conjugate pair printed on plate paper], original pictorial gray boards printed in black and white, top edge trimmed, other edges untrimmed. First edition. The copyright notice is dated 1891, but no book version preceded this 1901 edition. "An accident enables a man to have clairvoyant visions of Mars, which is an extension of Heaven - a paradise of departed souls where bodies are translucent. The scientists of Mars have overcome the force of gravity, enabling them to ride the 'ether waves' on electric currents, and other achievements include prolongation and creation of life and transmutation of metals, listed rather that described." - Locke, Voyages in Space 105. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 110-11. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 125. Bleiler (1978), p. 98. Reginald 07103. Not in Smith. Fragile boards chipped at spine ends, lower fore-edge corner of front cover bumped, corner tips rubbed, a good copy. Scarce. (#169871).
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