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The Ship That Sailed to Mars, William M Timlin, 1923, rare children's book
London: 1923. Please see description. Full title: The Ship That Sailed to Mars, A Fantasy Author: William M Timlin (author and illustrator) Publication: George G. Harrap & Company Limited, no date stated but 1923 A good complete copy, with the rare dust jacket, of "The most original and beautiful children's book of the 1920's" (Dalby, The Golden Age of Children's Book Illustration), combining science fiction and fantasy. One of 2000 copies produced of which 600 were used for the US edition, with no other editions (until the 1993 reprint). 48 individual pages reproducing Timlin's script tipped onto grey paper, and 48 wonderful colour plates similarly tipped in. Bound in quarter vellum with grey boards, gilt decoration to the spine. Dust jacket in grey paper also decorated to spine and front. This copy has a solid binding but wear to the head and tail of the spine and a light gouge to the rear board, small tear to page 1, lightly tanned endpaper, other wise very clean internally, no marks or inscriptions. The dust jacket is worn and has been repaired and a portion of the spine re-drawn - it is now in a removeable protective sleeve. Quarto 30.5 x 23 cm. About The Bookmonger All my books are rare, out of print or collectable books (e.g.modern first editions in good condition). I have been selling books for some time now on ABE Books and on our ebay website for antiques. I am an experienced and reliable bookseller and I describe my books accurately and carefully, also supplying images of the actual book for sale. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: the-bookmonger [Nottingham, GB]
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