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OLGA ROMANOFF OR THE SYREN OF THE SKIES. A SEQUEL TO "THE ANGEL OF THE REVOLUTION" ..
London: Tower Publishing Company Limited, 1894.. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [1] 2-377 [378-380: ads], errata slip pasted in between pages [viii] and [1], original pictorial olive-green silk-like cloth, front panel stamped in blue and black, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition, first issue with title page dated 1894 and no inserted illustrations by Fred T. Jane. In 2030, 125 years after the war depicted in THE ANGEL OF THE REVOLUTION, Olga Romanoff, a descendant of the Tsar of Russia, steals secrets and an airship from the Brotherhood of Freedom. She joins forces with Islam to take revenge on the West for Russia's defeat in the war. Before this new war to end war is fought between Islam and Christedom a comet wipes out all life on Earth except for the fugitive aerial terrorists. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-85; (1981) 1-85; (1987) 1-42; (1995) 1-42; and (2004) II-465. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, p. 76. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 930. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 369. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 20. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War (1992), p. 229. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 76. Locke, Voyages in Space 93. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 47-8. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 57. Bleiler (1978), p. 87. Reginald 06381. Light rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, some rubbing along bottom edges, a bright, nearly fine copy. A superior copy of this book. (#156102)
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