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London: Ward Lock & Co Limited, 1905 - Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-317 [318: blank] [319-320: ads], three inserted plates with illustrations by Henry Austin, original decorated yellow cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, red and green. First edition, first issue with author's name misspelled "Sheil" on recto of title leaf. "Mildly futuristic novel of a war between Russia and Japan in which the tragic fate of a pair of lovers causes the combatants to cease hostilities." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 197. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 76-7. Bleiler (1978), p. 179. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Morse, The Works of M. P. Shiel Updated (1980), pp. 153-54. Some dust soiling to cloth, stamping on spine panel rubbed, frontispiece tissue guard foxed, some minor scattered foxing to text block, a tight, internally clean, very good copy. A superior copy of a scarce book rarely found in nice condition. (#147266) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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