TO MARS VIA THE MOON: AN ASTRONOMICAL STORY. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company. London: Seeley and Co. Limited, 1911. Octavo, pp. [i-viii] ix-xv [xvi] xvii [xviii] xix-xxi [xxii] xxiii [xxiv] 25-327 [328] [note: except for small signature mark "A" on recto, first leaf is blank], sixteen inserted plates, mostly illustrations and maps drawn by the author, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. A presentation copy with an inscription by "the Author" dated January 1911" on the front free endpaper. "A science fiction story intended for the younger reader and trying to give within its framework up-to-date information on the moon and Mars. The voyage is carried out by spacecraft, the civilization of humanoid Martians encountered is scientifically and socially superior to ours, and the planet is stiff with canals." - Locke, Voyages in Space 212. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-176 and (1981) 1-182. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2382. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 812. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 40. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 209. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 231. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 151. Bleiler (1978), p. 208. Reginald 15305. A fine copy. A beautiful copy of this handsome book. (#109904).

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