TIMLIN, William M. The Ship That Sailed To Mars. (1923 - FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S ONLY BOOK)

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TITLE: The Ship That Sailed To Mars.

PUBLISHER: London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., 1923.

DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S ONLY BOOK. 1 vol., 12-1/4" x 9-3/4", illustrated with 48 tipped in color plates by Timlin. bound in full blue morocco, ribbed gilt decorated spine, covers ruled in gilt, marbled pastedowns and endpapers, original paper cover and cloth spine bound in the rear, by Atkinson.

CONDITION: Internally clean and bright, hinges fine, no previous ownership markings or bookplates, A VERY GOOD COPY.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: William Mitchenson Timlin (1892-1943) was born in Northumberland, England and studied art in Newcastle before following his parents to South Africa, where he completed his studies in art and architecture and remained there for the rest of his life. At the same time, he worked as an artist, producing paintings, etchings, and pastels for which he is best known. In 1923 he published this work which he wrote, illustrated, and produced himself. Timlin's shop burnt to the ground and along with it many of his drawings and plates for his masterpiece. "The Ship That Sailed to Mars" is a fantastical illustrated gift book that rivalled those of Rackham, Dulac, Goble and Nielsen.