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London: Everett & Co., [1910].. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1] 2-314, six inserted plates with illustrations by Arthur C. Michael, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped black and gold, pictorial paper inlay on front cover, bottom edges untrimmed. First edition, first issue. Originally serialized in LONDON MAGAZINE, May 1909 through April 1910. Scientist discovers a "New Force" that destroys iron and uses the ray to dictate world disarmament. "Comedy of manners combined with an invention story. The mode is that of H. G. Wells." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1158. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 438. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 38. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 120. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 129. Bleiler (1978), p. 106. Reginald 07683. Endpapers a bit tanned, else a fine copy. (#147390)
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