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. TheShip That Sailed to Mars has a legendary reputation, and the original edition is much sought after by an ardent... read more
See Sample Pages! Click here to look inside this book.
Customers who bought this book also bought:
Our Editors also recommend:
Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Arthur Rackham This magical hardcover edition is drawn from the mammoth collection first published in 1909 and illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Forty full-color plates, plus innumerable black-and-white spot elements, retain the best features of the original.
East of the Sun and West of the Moon: Old Tales from the North by Kay Nielsen Featuring 15 Scandinavian fairy tales — including the popular "Billy Goat's Gruff" — this is one of the most stunning children's books ever produced. The text is lavished with 25 intricately detailed color and numerous black-and-white images that glow with Nielsen's phantasmagorical style.
Stories from Hans Christian Andersen by Hans Christian Andersen, Edmund Dulac This beautifully designed treasury gathers Andersen's most beloved tales — including "The Snow Queen" and "The Emperor's New Clothes" — in a gilt-stamped, hardcover edition, illustrated with 28 full-color images by Golden Age artist Edmund Dulac.
The Arabian Nights by Rene Bull This elegant hardcover edition presents a colorful selection of popular tales. Twenty full-color and nearly 100 black-and-white images from the original in a distinctive new page design makes this volume an immediate heirloom for confirmed bibliophiles.
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe, Harry Clarke This gorgeous anthology features 29 of Poe's stories — including "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" — illustrated with 8 full-color plates and 24 full-page drawings filled with brooding eroticism by a brilliant Edwardian-era artist.
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, Edward J. Detmold, Maurice Detmold This grand hardcover facsimile of a rare 1908 edition portrays the stories' fantasy, magic, and myth in 16 full-color images, some in two-page spreads, reproduced from the original portfolios.
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare, John Austen In this hardcover reproduction of a rare 1922 edition, the drama of the melancholy Dane unfolds amid haunting black-and-white images in a style heavily influenced by the great Aubrey Beardsley. Tailpieces and other ornamental designs appear throughout the text.
The Thousand Nights and One Night by Jan Pienkowski, David Walser This stunningly illustrated selection of tales from the classic Arabian Nights features silhouette and other art laced with brilliant color and metallic silver ornamentation. These interpretations charm the contemporary reader with flourishes of whimsy and insouciance. Available for sale in the United States only.
The Knave of Hearts by Louise Saunders, Maxfield Parrish The talented wife of legendary editor Max Perkins teamed with one of the most popular illustrators of all time to create this unforgettable fable. Filled with 22 colorful images, this hardcover edition is a collector's classic to treasure.
A Kingdom Far and Clear (Limited Edition): The Complete Swan Lake Trilogy by Mark Helprin, Chris Van Allsburg For the first time, this hardcover volume collects all three of Helprin's "Swan Lake" novellas — Swan Lake, The Veil of Snows, and A City in Winter — along with Van Allsburg's 42 full-color illustrations. This signed, numbered edition, limited to 300 copies, includes a deluxe slipcase.
Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp, in Rhyme by Arthur Ransome, Thomas Mackenzie Unique hardcover features elegant typography, silhouetted endpapers, twelve color plates, and the addition of myriad decorative elements — ornamental heads, initials, silhouettes, partial borders, and much more.
English Fairy Tales by Arthur Rackham, Flora Annie Steel Featuring over 40 beloved tales, this gorgeous hardcover edition is profusely illustrated with some of Rackham's most accomplished black-and-white work, including many silhouettes — 16 full-page color plates are included as well.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Harry Rountree This lovely hardcover edition conjures up marvelous visions of Carroll's fantasy world. Luxuriously illustrated with 92 watercolors, it's a wonderful introduction to Alice's adventures as well as a splendid volume for collectors.
A House of Pomegranates by Jessie Marion King, Oscar Wilde Wilde's second collection of fairy tales, originally published in 1891, following "The Happy Prince" in 1888. The volume includes "The Young King," "The Birthday of the Infanta," and "The Star-Child."
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, W. Heath Robinson From the exquisite title page to the playful two-page spread that closes the book, this graphic presentation of Shakespeare's most beloved play will surprise and delight the eye. Includes 12 full-page color plates, numerous black-and-white illustrations, and plentiful vignettes.
Marilyn, August 1953: The Lost LOOK Photos by John Vachon, Brian Wallis This gorgeous hardcover collects over 100 previously unpublished photos, capturing the sex symbol in intimate, unguarded moments: lounging poolside, riding a ski lift, and snuggling with her husband-to-be, Joe DiMaggio.
Spectacle in the White City: The Chicago 1893 World's Fair by Stanley Appelbaum, Peter B. Hales A splendid tribute to The World's Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago in 1893, this hardcover volume offers a grand photographic record, printed in a sweeping landscape format. Includes essays and captions by a noted historian. 128 photographs.
Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti, Arthur Rackham This lovely hardcover gift edition of Christina Rossetti's most famous poem will enchant readers of all ages. It features 4 color and 20 black-and-white images as well as a reproduction of a rare Rackham watercolor.
Dickens' Christmas Spirits: A Christmas Carol and Other Tales by Charles Dickens The only Dickens collection available with a supernatural theme, this elegant hardcover volume gathers seven chilling Christmas tales: "A Christmas Carol," "The Chimes," "The Cricket on the Hearth," "The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain," and more. Over 60 illustrations.
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. TheShip 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.
A Calla Edition, originally published by George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd., London, 1923.
This book was printed in the United States of America.
Dover books are made to last a lifetime. Our US book-manufacturing partners produce the highest quality books in the world and they create jobs for our fellow citizens. Manufacturing in the United States also ensures that our books are printed in an environmentally friendly fashion, on paper sourced from responsibly managed forests.