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Titre : THE GREAT WAR SYNDICATE .
Éditeur : Dodd, Mead & Company Publishers n.d. ., New York
Date d'édition : 1890
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-191 [192-208: ads], illustrations, maps and diagrams in the text, original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold. First U.S. hardcover edition. According to BAL, the first edition was published in London by Longmans, Green and Co. in January 1889. The first U.S. edition was published by P. F. Collier in March 1889. There was no hardbound issue of the Collier edition. An important early American contribution to the future war motif. A syndicate of American businessmen directs a war against Great Britain. Use of advanced weapons, including a "motor bomb" (a sort of jet-propelled shell with tremendous explosive force), compels the British to sue for peace. An Anglo-American alliance is formed to outlaw all war. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-143; (1981) 1-155; (1987) 1-88; (1995) 1-88; and (2004) II-1089. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2104. Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp. 262-65. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 728. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 15. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 207 (describing the UK edition). Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, pp. 187-88. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 83. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 39. Bleiler (1978), p. 187. Reginald 13715. Wright (III) 5239. A fine copy. A lovely copy of an uncommon book. (#95087). N° de réf. du libraire 95087
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