DescriptionRobert Cromie. A Plunge into Space. London and New York: Frederick Warne and Co., 1890. First edition. vi, 240 pages. Eight pages of ads. Pictorial cloth over boards. Binding slightly cocked. Very good. From the Jerry Weist Collection.
Inked name of previous owner, poet David Emery Gascoyne, on the front free endpaper.
An early novel of interplanetary travel - from Earth to Mars and back - with some similar elements to Well's The First Men in the Moon, though published a decade earlier. Cromie's book enjoyed a fair degree of success. The second editon was issued with a preface by Jules Verne.
Bleiler, Science Fiction, the Early Years, 505.
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