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A few of the 48 colour illustrations from “The Ship That…


Victualling of the Ship


Launching of the Ship


The Arrival on Mars


In the Fairy City

A few of the 48 colour illustrations from “The Ship That Sailed to Mars” by William Timlin, 1923.

Timlin’s calligraphic text, seen on the Table of Contents above, delighted his publishers so much that the book was printed without typesetting. Only 2,000 copies of the book were printed.

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Let there be represented the summit of a rugged mountain with…


Let there be represented the summit of a rugged mountain with valleys surrounding its base, and on its sides let the surface of the soil be seen to slide, together with the small roots of the bushes, denuding great portions of the surrounding rocks … and let the mountains as they are laid bare reveal the deep fissures made in them by ancient earthquakes … And into the depth of some valley may have fallen the fragments of a mountain, forming a shore to the swollen waters of its river, which, having already burst its banks, will rush on in monstrous waves; and the greatest will strike upon and destroy the walls of the cities and farmhouses in the valley. (more…)