FIFTEEN HUNDRED MILES AN HOUR. London: Bliss, Sands and Foster, 1895. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6  8-313 [314: printer's imprint] [315-320: publisher's ads], six inserted plates with illustrations by Arthur Layard, original pictorial blue-gray cloth, front panel stamped in black, gold and white, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, a.e.g., olive-green floral patterned endpapers. First edition. Boys' interplanetary adventure novel of a flight to Mars in an electrically powered spacecraft. "Extremely clumsy." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 60. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 588. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 70. Locke, Voyages in Space 65. Eaton catalogue I, p. 402. Bleiler (1978), p. 62. Reginald 04426. Spine lean, some soiling to cloth and text block, inner hinges cracked, contemporary ink gift inscription on recto of half-title leaf, still a good, sound copy of a rare book. (#74962).
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