A Columbus of Space
Place Published: New York and London
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Date Published: 1911
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 38035
297; 1pp. Octavo [20 cm] Light green cloth lettered and pictorially stamped in white, green, and black. Illustrated with four color plates. Good. Gently rubbed along the edges of the spine and covers. The boards are a bit soiled, and the top fore edge corner of the rear cover is bumped. The spine is discolored. The hinges are a little bit shaky. There is an ink stamp on the front free endsheet. The pages are tanned, and the text block is cracked a couple of times. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle, with his notes in pencil on the front free endpaper. Bleiler CFL. "333" by Joseph H. Crawford. Reginald 12900.
An interplanetary adventure in the style of Jules Verne, involving atomic power. "By harnessing atomic energy, a scientific giant kidnaps three college friends as fellow adventurers, and successfully completes an interplanetary trip to Venus. Landing on the dark side of the planet, they encounter strange, ape-like creatures, some of whom join the Earthmen in a venture through the crystal mountain range which divides the planet." - "333"