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DICK'S ENGLISH LIBRARY OF STANDARD WORKS containing THE MUMMY, A TALE OF THE OF THE TWENTY-SECOND CENTURY
John Dicks, London 1894 - Published in London in 1894 in "Dick's English Library of Standard Works", this volume contains a rare early printing of Jane Webb's "The Mummy, originally published in 1827 and regarded as one of the classics early Science Fiction, along with Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" & "The Last Man", this is a Novel of a Future with many technological advances, figured in Bleiler, & Locke "Spectrum of Fantasy". a large format softcover bound in the original printed wrappers, the book contains a number of serialised stories, with numerous illustrations throughout, "The Mummy" is complete though sadly it's one of the stories in the volume that is not illustrated a large format paperback measuring 11 inches by 9 inches approx., 415 pages CONDITION the book has some noticeable condition issues, covers are worn, rubbed and marked with some loss to rear cover and spine ends, internally some noticeable corner creasing to the opening pages, heavy staining to top edges of last few pages, affecting the closing chapters of "The Mummy", there are a few pages towards the centre of the volume that has a small stain to the top edge for a few pages ( please click on the other pictures to see condition ) THIS CHEAPLY PRODUCED PUBLICATION IS SHOWING SOME OBVIOUS SIGNS OF WEAR AND AGE BUT IS COMPLETE AND REMAINS A GOOD SERVICABLE EXAMPLE OF THIS RARE VICTORIAN PRINTING OF THIS CLASSIC WORK OF EARLY SCIENCE FICTION Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [Attributes: Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Andrew Cox Rare Books PBFA]
Last Found On: 2015-11-18           Check availability:      AbeBooks    

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