The Ship That Sailed to Mars
Courier Dover Publications, Oct 20, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 48 pages
A raison d'etre of Calla Editions is to make long-forgotten masterworks available to contemporary bibliophiles, and this book fulfills that aim like few others can. The Ship That Sailed to Mars has a legendary reputation, and the original edition is much sought after by an ardent cult of collectors. Its author, William Timlin, was an obscure South African architect who, in a singular burst of creativity, brought forth a magical intertwining of science fiction and fantasy, a kind of Burroughs meets Tolkien. With 48 pages of calligraphic text — in Timlin's hand — and 48 color plates, it is a work of stunning design, illustration, calligraphy, and overall conception. The Calla Edition also features a new introduction by John Howe, one of the two chief conceptual designers for Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. The reappearance of this much-discussed title will be applauded by many fans of science fiction, fantasy, and book illustration.
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Review: The Ship That Sailed to MarsUser Review - Stephanie Ricker - Goodreads
I found The Ship That Sailed to Mars in a glorious bookshop in Boulder, Colorado. How have I gone my whole life and not heard of this work of art? The story is a 1920s scifi fantasy that looks like ... Read full review
Review: The Ship That Sailed to MarsUser Review - Emily - Goodreads
A beautiful read and expereince. Was given to me as a gift and I will treasure it. The binding is beautiful, the illustrations are exquisite and the words are transporting. Read full review