Friday, October 21, 2011

Exotic creatures featured in new reprint of William Timlin's 1923 children's fantasy book The Ship That Sailed to Mars

Calla Editions, an imprint of Dover Publications that publishes “books of distinction for the contemporary bibliophile,” has just reprinted The Ship That Sailed to Mars (1923), a nearly-forgotten children’s fantasy book written and illustrated by South African architect William M. Timlin. More familiar to rare book collectors than coddled kids, some have called The Ship That Sailed to Mars a “magical intertwining” of Edgar Rice Burroughs and J.R.R. Tolkien.

The new Calla hardcover reprint reproduces the craftsmanship of the original 48-page book, including the flowing calligraphic text and stunning color plates featuring exotic creatures. In addition, it contains an introduction by Canadian book illustrator John Howe, a conceptual designer for Hollywood's recent The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.

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