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London: Eveleigh Nash, 1912.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-316 [317-320: ads] + 16-page undated publisher's catalogue at rear, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, pictorial paper inlay affixed to front cover, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. Sensational mystery thriller, very popular in its day, that "combines Yellow Peril fears with the then widespread fascination for the powers of radium. The plot unmemorably details a conspiracy on the part of the former to use the latter." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, p. 349. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 597. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 257. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 71. Bleiler (1978), p. 62. Reginald 04471. Hubin (1994), p. 241. Just a bit of soiling to cloth, gold stamping on spine panel dull, several hairline cracks along inner rear hinge which is still tight, a very good copy. An uncommon edition of this book. (#148812)
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