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London: Charles Griffin & Company, Ltd., n.d. [1909].. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] [1] 2-317 [318-320: ads], original light blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, bottom edge rough trimmed. First edition, first issue. Boys' interplanetary science fiction novel and sort of loose sequel to Mastin's THE STOLEN PLANET (1906). Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1454. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 539. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 37. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 152. Locke, Voyages in Space 143. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 133-34. Bleiler (1978), p. 135. Reginald 09799. Cloth worn at spine ends, cloth rubbed at corner tips and along outer joints, recto of first leaf and verso of last leaf darkened (offset from pulp stock endpapers), foxing to preliminaries and first five leaves of text, a tight, very good copy overall. The first issue is uncommon and seldom found in nice condition. (150753)
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