The Ship That Sailed To Mars: A Fantasy.

By: Timlin, William M.

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Grading: Fine copy as issued without dustjacket (as new).


Fantasy/sf first published in 1923: new eight page introduction by John Howe. Reproduces the original 48 pages of calligraphic text - in Timlin's hand - and 48 color plates.

''(1892-1943) UK-born architect, illustrator and author, in South Africa from 1912. The Ship that Sailed to Mars: A Fantasy (1923), his only fiction, is more fantasy than sf, though it does describe in glowing detail the fitting up of a spaceship and its trip to mars, where extravagant monsters are encountered. But Timlin's astonishingly evocative illustrations to the text - for which the original quarto edition of the book is now heavily collected - strongly underline the surreal nature of the tale. An unpublished second tale, The Building of a Fairy City, which contains a portrait of Utopia, was left uncomplete at Timlin's death'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: The Ship That Sailed To Mars: A Fantasy.

Author Name: Timlin, William M.

Categories: Current Catalogue, ART & ILLUSTRATED,

Edition: First edition thus (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Calla Editions: Mineola, NY.: 2011.

ISBN Number: 1606600176

ISBN Number 13: 9781606600177

Binding: Oversize hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy as issued without dustjacket (as new).

Seller ID: 02843