Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Calla to reprint William Timlin's 1923 children's fantasy book The Ship That Sailed to Mars

According to Amazon, Calla Editions, an imprint of Dover Publications that publishes “books of distinction for the contemporary bibliophile,” will reprint the nearly-forgotten children’s fantasy book The Ship That Sailed to Mars (1923), written and illustrated by South African architect William 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, scheduled to be published in September 2011, will seek to reproduce the craftsmanship of the original 48-page book, including the flowing calligraphic text and 48 stunning color plates. In addition, it will contain an introduction by Canadian book illustrator John Howe, a conceptual designer for Hollywood's recent The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Sir/Madam

    We would like to draw your attention to our forthcoming auction in Cape Town on the 26th of September 2011 on which we have original William Timlin artworks for sale, from his series The Ship That Sailed to Mars.

    Should this be of some interest to you please see lots 241 to 245 on our online catalogue http://www.straussart.co.za/auctions/18/ or visit our website http://www.straussart.co.za/ .

    If you require any further information please to not hesitate to contact me on (+27)21 683 6560 or mica@straussart.co.za.

    Kindest regards
    Kirsty Rich