A COLUMBUS OF SPACE. New York and London: D. Appleton and Company, 1911. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii-x] 1-297 , four inserted plates with illustrations by Howard Heath, original pictorial light green cloth, front panel stamped in black, dark green and white, spine panel stamped in white and black. First edition. First printing with code "(1)" at base of text on page . Interplanetary adventure novel of travel by atomic powered spaceship to Venus inhabited by people and monsters. A minor science fiction classic combining high adventure in the Haggard tradition with the science fantasy of Wells and Verne. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-133; (1981) 1-146; and (2004) II-978. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 113-14. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1997. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 679. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 40. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 192. Locke, Voyages in Space 189. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 177. Reginald 12900. Slight spine lean, just a touch of wear to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, touch of sunning to spine panel, a tight, bright, very good copy. The striking front cover pictorial is quite attractive. A much better than average copy. This book is scarce in nice condition. (#89962).
"Published September, 1911" on copyright page. First printing has code "(1)" at base of text on page .