NY: Frederick A. Stokes Company, (1924). First American edition. One of only 250 copies designated for the United States from a total edition of 2,000. The handsomely produced and lavishly illustrated tale of an old man who builds a square-rigged ship with the help of fairy artisans, and sails through the inhabited wonderland of space to a fairyland Mars. The text is written out calligraphically with ornaments in two colors, and tipped onto gray paper. Forty-eight colored plates, also tipped-in, show Timlin's genius in the art of fantasy. Timlin, who was born in England and lived in South Africa, was an architect, musician, composer, painter, and etcher. This was his only attempt at fantasy. The film rights were sold in the United States, where he was popular during his lifetime. Publisher's printed boards backed in gilt-stamped parchment. Corners and extremities are somewhat bumped and rubbed, some toning to endpapers, else a near fine copy in very good original printed dust wrapper, which is split at the front hinge and shows chipping to upper edge, spine, and corners. Item #30628
(Dalby, p. 102).