THE MAN WHO ROCKED THE EARTH .: Train, Arthur [Cheney] and Robert W[illiams] Wood


Train, Arthur [Cheney] and Robert W[illiams] Wood

Edité par Doubleday, Page & Company, Garden City, 1915
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Éditeur : Doubleday, Page & Company, Garden City

Date d'édition : 1915

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included

Edition : 1st Edition

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Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-2] 3-228, inserted frontispiece with color illustration by Walter L. Green, original pictorial dark blue cloth, front panel stamped in lavender, black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, pictorial endpapers. First edition. An early atomic war novel, originally published as a serial in the SATURDAY EVENING POST, 14-28 November 1914. "The near future course of WWI is interrupted by messages from a mysterious PAX threatening super scientific punishments if war is not stopped. After some demonstrations, featuring rays, a flying ship and atomic energy, the nations obey." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1236. "Unusual in early science-fiction in paying heed to correct science. Many of Wood's scientific details are still valid, although the extrapolations from them are, of course, fantastic." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2199. "Indebted to Wells's THE WORLD SET FREE of a year earlier, to which [the novel] explicitly refers." - Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 326. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-147; (1981) 1-159; (1987) 1-91; and (1995) 1-91. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 754. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 214. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 195. Reginald 14210. A fine copy in good pictorial dust jacket (reproducing the color frontispiece on front panel) with shelf wear and several closed tears at edges, shallow chips from spine ends and upper front corner tip, and dust soiling, mainly to spine and rear panels. A fairly nice example of a scarce jacket. (#130782). N° de réf. du libraire 130782

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