(#173069) PHARAOH'S BROKER: BEING THE VERY REMARKABLE EXPERIENCES IN ANOTHER WORLD OF ISIDOR WERNER (WRITTEN BY HIMSELF). Edited, arranged, and with an Introduction by Ellsworth Douglass [pseudonym]. Ellsworth Douglass, Elmer Dwiggins.

PHARAOH'S BROKER: BEING THE VERY REMARKABLE EXPERIENCES IN ANOTHER WORLD OF ISIDOR WERNER (WRITTEN BY HIMSELF). Edited, arranged, and with an Introduction by Ellsworth Douglass [pseudonym]. London: C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1899. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-316 [317-320: ads], original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Presentation copy with signed inscription by Dwiggins on front free endpaper: "To T. T. Watson / with the compliments of / the 'begetter of these lies.' / Elmer Dwiggins / Buenos Aires / Feby 12, 1901." " Victorian interplanetary novel. Second part recounts the adventures of two spacemen on Mars that are remarkably similar to those of Edgar Rice Burroughs's hero of A PRINCESS OF MARS (1912). "Among the more intelligent early interplanetary novels, unusual in its recognition of problems of parallel evolution as well as of the mechanics of space travel." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 602. See Lupoff essay in Gregg Press edition. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-351. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, p. 351. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 71. Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V 237. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 300. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 132-33. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 76. Bleiler (1978), p.68. Reginald 04481. Ink stain on front cover, endpapers foxed, a sound, good copy. (#173069).

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