(#173014) THE PEOPLE OF THE MOON: A NOVEL. Tremlett Carter.

THE PEOPLE OF THE MOON: A NOVEL. London: "The Electrician" Printing and Publishing Company, Limited, [1895]. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii] viii [1] 2-402 [403: blank] [404: printer's imprint] + 8 pages of publisher's ads inserted between pages 302 and [303], eight inserted plates and illustrations in the text by A. d'Aguilcourt, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange and silver, rear panel stamped in orange, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in green, all edges silvered. First edition. This copy has the rarely seen "press notices" leaf tipped into some copies. "An imaginative science-fantasy romance, with monsters and flying machines galore, of the life and civilization inside the Moon; the manuscript was sent by means of an antigravity missile to Earth for our edification." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 48. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 386. Locke, Voyages in Space 46. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 59. Bleiler (1978), p. 41. Reginald 12748. Corner tips lightly bumped and rubbed, free endpapers a bit tanned, light scattered foxing to first few leaves, a tight, very good copy. A superior copy of a scarce book seldom found in decent condition. (#173014).

Price: $1,850.00

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