Titre : THE FINAL WAR: A STORY OF THE GREAT BETRAYAL...
Éditeur : C. Arthur Pearson Limited, London
Date d'édition : 1896
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [ix] x [xi-xii]  2-372, sixteen inserted plates with illustrations by Ernest F. Sherie, original decorated blue-gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind. First British edition. A future war novel in which Britain defeats a Franco-German attack with some help from the U. S. Navy and a British secret weapon, the Thompson Electric Rifle. "One of the most extravagant novels to portray a future war." - Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 753. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1140. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2192. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 22. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749, pp. 104-05. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 213. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 66. Bleiler (1978), p. 194. Reginald 14201. Hint of rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, endpapers (printed on pulp paper stock) age-darkened, a tight, clean, very good copy with bright cover stamping and sound inner hinges. A nice copy of an attractive book. The British edition is uncommon. (#95983). N° de réf. du libraire 95983
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