THE MARTIAN: A NOVEL. London and New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1898. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii  2-471  1-4: ads, frontispiece (portrait of the author), numerous illustrations by the author, some full page, in the text, original pictorial navy blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, slate endpapers, t.e.g,, others edges untrimmed. First British edition. Preceded by the U.S. edition. Romantic novel in which the spirit of a Martian inhabits the body of a young woman. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 634. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 357. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 73 (describing the first British edition). Locke, Voyages in Space 69. Bleiler (1978). p. 65. Reginald 04580. A fine copy in very good 6/- pictorial dust jacket with several small chips at edges and along folds. A stunning copy. Scarce in jacket. (#170987).
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