TIMLIN,WILLIAM. THE SHIP THAT SAILED TO MARS. London: George G. Harrap & Co., no date . Large 4to (9 1/2 x 12"), vellum spine with extensive gilt decoration. Spine lightly toned, a few small stray marks on covers, near FINE IN DUST WRAPPER (dw repaired on verso but overall VG+). First edition, limited to a reported 2000 copies (including 250 for America). Every page of calligraphic text is individually mounted on heavy gray paper (48 pages of text). The text is accompanied by 48 mounted color plates by Timlin that are really magnificent. Timlin was born in England in 1893 but finished his education in South Africa where he was trained as an architect. This is a beautiful copy of a most fabulous and desired fantasy tale.