(#173071) THE MAN FROM MARS OR SERVICE, FOR SERVICE'S SAKE. Henry Wallace Dowding.

THE MAN FROM MARS OR SERVICE, FOR SERVICE'S SAKE. New York: Cochrane Publishing Company, 1910. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-385 [386-388: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], inserted frontispiece, original pictorial light blue-gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "Compliments of the Author / Henry W. Dowding / Aug. 25th 1911." "Life on Mars, experienced during a two-month cataleptic trance, is described during the course of a leisurely tour of Europe." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 71. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 604. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 260. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 56. Locke, Voyages in Space 68. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 148. Bleiler (1978), p. 63. Reginald 04483. Not in Negley. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-125 D 522. Spine panel darkened, cloth dusty, spine ends and corner tips rubbed, hairline crack along inner rear hinge which is holding tight, a sound, good copy. Downing's signature is uncommon. (#173071).

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