Text on cover: Beyond the Ether: a Story of Wondrous Adventures by the author of "Highest Heavens."
Includes introductory text: Proem. This little book was written in the summer of 1893. It was the author's purpose to create something radically original, something the like of which was never before written. Your pardon if we have the egotism to say that we think the departure, as far as originality goes, is a success. We leave it to the public to say whether it is interesting or uninteresting. Thine implicitly and sincerely, W. Cairns Johnston.
Johnston, W. Cairns, "Beyond the Ether: a Speculative and Original Story" (1896). Maine History Documents. 469.
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