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Verlag von Theodor Gerstenberg, Leipzig 1913 - Octavo, pp. [1-4] 1-250 [251-252: ads], original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in cream, black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, top edge stained reddish-brown, reddish-brown endpapers, brown ribbon marker. First edition. A political fantasy about the rise and fall of Paul Hard, a selfish inventor who discovers a technique to convert sunlight into electrical energy and builds an advanced airship. He refuses to give his inventions to the German government and flees to the Sahara to continue his experiments. Ultimately, like Icarus, he falls from the sky to his death in this parable that warns of human arrogance and failure to serve the needs of the nation. Lexikon 1, p. 36. Bloch (2002) 263. Not in Nagl. Spine panel a bit faded and soiled, lettering bright, a very good copy. (#140745) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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