(#172214) A VOICE FROM ANOTHER WORLD, by W. S. L. S. Wladislaw Somerville Lach-Szyrma.

A VOICE FROM ANOTHER WORLD, by W. S. L. S. Oxford and London: James Parker & Co., 1874. Small octavo, pp. [1-2] [i] ii [1] 2-68, publisher's plain burgundy pebbled cloth, yellow coated endpapers. First edition. A presentation copy, inscribed by Lach-Szyrma at the top edge of the title page" Mrs. Somerville / with the author's kind regards." A short work written in 1865 in which "a mysterious man known as Posella reveals himself to the narrator as the winged Venusian Aleriel, who has spent some time on Earth incognito. The narrator has a vision of life of life on Venus in this book, which is the first of a series of works of interplanetary fiction based on the travels round the Solar System by Aleriel and his fellow Venusians (Locke). A Christian eutopia stressing science, art and religion. Little or no political, economic or social material" (Sargent). The story was incorporated as part one of ALERIEL; OR A VOYAGE TO OTHER WORLDS ... (1883). Bleiler, Science Fiction: The Early Years 1261. Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V410. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 63. Cloth just a bit rubbed and scuffed, a very good copy. In a custom red cloth box with black leather spine label. Rare. (#172214).

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