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Titre : PUBLIC FACES: A NOVEL .
Éditeur : Constable & Co Ltd, London
Date d'édition : 1932
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-350 [351-352: ads], original brown cloth, spine panel stamped in yellow green, top edge stained yellow green. First edition. An important early novel concerning the invention of the atomic bomb and the dangers of technological warfare. "In the midst of a Middle Eastern power struggle, the British develop unexpectedly powerful bombs and intercontinental rockets. The latter are sent over enemy and allied territories alike to demonstrate Britain's might, and a test bomb accidentally destroys a U.S. cruiser, a United Fruit ship, and much of Florida. A renegade minister boldly seizes the initiative in the furor which follows and imposes universal disarmament. The earliest atomic muscular disarmament novel." - Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, pp. 6; 271-72. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-802. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 62. Clarke, The Pattern of Expectation 1644-2001, pp. 248-50. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749 (1992), pp. 157-58; 239. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 85. Bleiler (1978), p. 148. Reginald 10682. NCBEL IV 1199. A nearly fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with wear at edges and a closed tear along front flap fold with internal tape mend. A very nice copy of a fairly uncommon book. (#95497). N° de réf. du libraire 95497
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