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The Ship that Sailed to Mars. A Fantasy. Told and Pictured by W. Timlin.
London: George G. Harrap Company Limited, [1923]. FIRST EDITION. Quarto (31 x 24cm), with 48 mounted pages of text and 48 mounted colour plates on grey board. Elegantly bound in full dark blue morocco with gilt titles to spine, gilt border to sides, marbled endpapers. Plates and text clean. Exterior unmarked. A fine copy. William M[itcheson] Timlin was born in Northumberland, England, and studied art in Newcastle before following his parents to South Africa, where he completed his studies in art and architecture. He then practiced as an architect, designing a number of major public buildings in Kimberley; at the same time he worked as an artist, producing paintings, etchings and pastels of conventional subjects, in addition to the watercolour fantasies for which is he best known. He also wrote stories and music, and did periodical illustrations. In 1923 he published The Ship that Sailed to Mars, which has become a fantasy classic, its genesis revealed in this superb collection of drawings.
      [Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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