Titre : AROUND A DISTANT STAR .
Éditeur : John Long, London
Date d'édition : 1904
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-8 [9-12] 13-301 [302: printer's imprint] [303-304: ads], seven inserted plates with illustrations by Alfred Touchemolin, original pictorial light green cloth, stamped in dark green, yellow and white. First edition. Of several noted bindings, no priority established, this copy has lettering on spine panel in dark green and is most likely a later binding state. Noted with and without inserted publisher's catalogue at rear, this copy does not have the catalogue. "A spacecraft fitted with a super-telescope flies to the planet Kallistos, around a star nearly 2000 light years distant, for the express purpose of witnessing the last days of Christ, duly revealed by the light which has only just reached that world from earth. The alien life forms encountered include carnivorous plants. Pure science fiction in spite of the religious motivation." - Locke, Voyages in Space 61. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 559. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 67. Bleiler (1978), p. 58. Reginald 04022. Some bubbling to cloth on spine panel and along bottom edge of rear panel, a bright, nearly fine copy. (#89812). N° de réf. du libraire 89812
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