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The Ship That Sailed to Mars. A Fantasy - William Timlin

1923 - George G. Harrap & Company Limited, London - First Edition
‘I will go to Mars; sailing by way of the Moon, and the more friendly planets.’

Beware, for there is magic within this large tome. A beautiful, finely bound first edition of William Timlin’s wonderful, lavishly illustrated tale of fantasy and adventure,
The Ship That Sailed to Mars, featuring 48 stunning mounted colour plates accompanying 48 mounted leaves of equally gorgeous calligraphic text also by Timlin.

Begun as a project to distract his young son, architect William M. Timlin’s masterpiece tells the story of a courageous Old Man, who despite dissuasion from scientists and astronomers, sets about designing himself a ship to sail to Mars. With the help of the Elf King’s favourite metalworker, and a lot of fairies, he eventually completes building his vessel, launching his marvellous machine into the skies, and encountering all manner of creatures – enchanting and otherwise – on his magical journey to Mars.
 
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Price HK$ 22,000