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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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Look out! Look out, boys! Clear the track! The witches are…

Look out! Look out, boys! Clear the track!
The witches are here! They’ve all come back!
They hanged them high,—No use! No use!
What cares a witch for a hangman’s noose?
They buried them deep, but they wouldn’t lie still,
For cats and witches are hard to kill;
They swore they shouldn’t and wouldn’t die,—
Books said they did, but they lie! they lie!

Illustrations from Oliver Wendell Holmes’The Broomstick Train; Or, The Return Of The Witches drawn by Howard Pyle, 1908.

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jtotheizzoe: Ray Bradbury reading his poem “If Only We Had…

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Ray Bradbury reading his poem “If Only We Had Taller Been”

Happy birthday, Ray Bradbury! So sad we lost you in 2012. To celebrate this amazing writer, here is his poetic ode to exploration.

Bradbury is joined at JPL by Arthur C. Clarke and Carl Sagan.

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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.

(View on Tumblr)