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Titre : MESSAGES FROM MARS BY THE AID OF THE ...
Éditeur : M. A. Donohue & Co., 407-429 Dearborn St. n.d. ., Chicago
Date d'édition : 1902
Reliure : Soft cover
Octavo, pp. [5-8] 9-259 [260: ads] [note: erratically paged], original pictorial yellow wrappers printed in red and black. Later edition. First published in 1892 in paper wrappers by J. S. Ogilvie as number 62 of their "Peerless Series." The Donohue edition is printed from the Ogilvie plates. "An imaginative and original science fiction novel in which the protagonist finds a lost race on an island in the Pacific. Their religion revolves round a remarkable plant which has foliage which acts as a powerful lens. Through the medium of this, communication takes place with the super-scientific civilization on Mars, and much of the book is devoted to a description of the life and technology there." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 40. Eccentric novel . A curiosity, but not without interesting moments." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 256. Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V-141. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature 1516-1975, p. 46. Bleiler (1978), p. 29. Reginald 01816. Covers dusty and lightly worn at edges, store stamp on title page, pulp text paper very tanned, a good copy of a fragile book. (#153391). N° de réf. du libraire 153391
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