First edition, first impression. 8vo. Original pictorial blue cloth lettered in gilt. cf. Bleiler Science-fiction, the early years, p.794.
A very good copy of this rare borderline science-fiction title, notably written by one of the few woman authors writing in this genre in the 19th century. The intriguing flying machine depicted on the cover is after a design by the author, presumably inspired by her ‘spirit guide’ Carl De L’Ester. The title-page refers to another of the author’s works relating to the Ento civilisation on Mars, Decimon Huydas: A Romance of Mars, but this was only seemingly first published after Journeys to the Planet Mars, in 1906, two years after the author had died.
Author Weiss (Sara)
Binding Original pictorial blue cloth lettered in gilt.
Publisher New York, The Bradford Press
Condition Usual mild toning and occasional minor marking to leaves, but overall internally VG; cloth a little rubbed and scratched, but presenting as a VG copy.