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TIMLIN, William M.

The Ship that Sailed to Mars.

A fantasy.

George G. Harrap & Company Limited, London , [1923] Stock Code: 128777
£6,500.00
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First edition, first impression, in the rare dust jacket. Timlin's only published book, The Ship That Sailed to Mars is a fantastical illustrated gift book that rivalled those of Rackham, Dulac, Goble and Nielsen. The book was published in Britain by George Harrap, who had earlier published Willy Pogany, and they followed a similar format here, reproducing Timlin's original calligraphic text mounted, like the plates, on grey matte paper. "The most original and beautiful children's book of the 1920s... a magical combination of science fiction and fairyland" (Richard Dalby, The Golden Age of Children's Book Illustration, 1991, pp. 102-3).

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Description

Quarto. Original quarter japon, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, front cover lettered in black, grey paper-covered boards. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

Title page and letterpress printed in blue and black, 48 mounted colour plates, 48 mounted pages of letterpress, all on grey paper.

Condition

Contemporary gift inscription on the front free endpaper. Discreetly restored with spine lining secured and hinges repaired. A very good copy in the dust jacket, light chipping and creasing around extremities, a few faint marks to rear panel, but in unusually well-preserved condition.

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