New York: Cosmopolitan Publishing Company, 1894. First edition in English. Hardcover. Item #26237
"A work of remarkable scope and vision, one of the earliest and most ambitious cosmic histories... Of considerable historical importance, since it was probably read and absorbed by authors as diverse as W.H. Hodgson and Olaf Stapledon." Blieler; Science-Fiction, The Early Years, 778. Illustrations by Jean Paul Laurens, Saunier, Meaulle, Vogel, Rochegrosse, Geradin, Chovin, Toussaint, Guillonnet, Schwabe, and others. Bound in original half blue cloth with white cloth covered boards. Lettering stamped in gilt. Spine ends and interior hinges professionally repaired. A very good copy.