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    In the Scarce Original Dust Jacket

    William Timlin. The Ship That Sailed to Mars. A Fantasy. London: George G. Harrap & Company Limited, [n.d., 1923]. First edition. Large Quarto. Forty-eight mounted color plates and forty-eight mounted pages of calligraphic text by Timlin on grey background paper. Publisher's quarter vellum over grey boards, black stamped cover title, spine decorated and lettered in gilt. In the original printed dust jacket. Jacket spine slightly sunned, tears to jacket at upper and lower edges of front panel (with tape repairs to verso), some soiling and rubbing to jacket, vellum spine bumped at headcap, corners slightly worn, some rubbing to binding. Still, a near fine copy of this title rarely found in dust jacket. Housed in later morocco-tipped slipcase.
    William Timlin 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. He then practiced as an architect, designing a number of major public buildings in Kimberley; at the same time he worked as an artist, producing paintings, etchings and pastels of conventional subjects, in addition to the watercolor fantasies for which he is best known. He also wrote stories and music, and did periodical illustrations. In 1923 he published The Ship that Sailed to Mars, which he wrote, illustrated and produced himself. This has become a classic work.


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