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Titre : ACROSS THE ZODIAC: A STORY OF ADVENTURE . ...
Éditeur : Digby, Long & Co., Publishers n.d. ., London
Date d'édition : 1896
Reliure : Hardcover
Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii  2-306 [note: first leaf is a blank save for signature mark "a" on recto] + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "December, 1896" inserted at rear, inserted frontispiece with illustration initialed "C.H.S.," title page printed in red and black, original pictorial slate blue cloth, front panel stamped in red, black, orange and silver, spine panel stamped in red, black, yellow, silver and gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, top and bottom edges untrimmed, light green floral patterned endpapers. Second printing. Boys' interplanetary adventure novel. "A round trip about the solar system, with heavy indebtedness to Jules Verne." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1745. "Science fiction adventure novel of the solar system tour variety exploited by Lach-Szyrma and (later) Griffith. A spacecraft takes the protagonists to the moon and most of the planets, to find the solar system teeming with life forms, even on large meteors." - Locke, Voyages in Space 155. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, p. 904. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 172. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 65. Bleiler (1978), p. 153. Reginald 11134. Early owner's signature dated 1898 on front free endpaper. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and several corner tips, a bright, very good copy. An uncommon book in either printing, especially in nice condition. Among the most attractively bound Victorian interplanetary romances. (#147333). N° de réf. du libraire 147333
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