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    Robert 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.

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    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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