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    Garret P. Serviss. Edison's Conquest of Mars. With an Introduction by A. Langley Searles, Ph. D. Los Angeles: Carcosa House, 1947.

    First edition. Number 694 of 1500 copies. xv, 186 pages. Five-page bibliography compiled by Elizabeth Dew Searles bound at the rear. Thirteen illustrations including the frontispiece; these illustrations were selected from the original newspaper installments and were redrawn for this work by Bernard Manley, Jr.

    Publisher's red cloth with the spine lettered in gilt. Fully illustrated endpapers. Unprinted patterned tissue jacket, as issued. Slight shelf wear, dust jacket spine slightly darkened, small tears in jacket especially on the back. Altogether a very good copy.

    Serviss (1851 - 1929) was originally published in the New York Journal from January 12 to February 10, 1898 as an unauthorized sequel to H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds. This volume, published in 1947, is the first appearance of this work in book form.

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