Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1911. First American Edition, English Sheets. Hardcover. Octavo; pp; 327, (i); sixteen plates and maps including the frontispiece; gilt decorated and lettered blue cloth; This copy lacks one plate "Map #5, p224";. Very good. Item #19307
"A science fiction story intended for the younger reader and trying to give within its framework up-to-date information on the moon and Mars. The voyage is carried out by spacecraft, the civilization of humanoid Martians encountered is scientifically and socially superior to ours, and the planet is stiff with canals." - Locke, Voyages in Space 212. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-176 and (1981) 1-182. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2382. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 812. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 40. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 209.