SIR PULTENEY: A FANTASY

Lucas, Edward Verrall, writing "E. D. Ward."

Edité par Methuen & Co. Ltd. [1910]., 1910
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Small octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-95 [96: printer's imprint], original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. "Fantasy featuring a hotel with an antigravity garden for the use of suicides. Wells and Winston Churchill make appearances." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 739. "The satire is topical -- and quite funny if one gets the now-obscure references -- but the book's tone wobbles towards the end and ends on a discordantly earnest note, as if the author had lost his nerve to follow up on the macabre implications of his premise (a plot of ground treated with an anti-gravity device acts as a launch pad and attracts customers as a painless and amusing new method of suicide). Still, an amusing book for what it might have been, for its exotic bookish references, for its brevity, and for its wonderful jacket illustration." - Robert Eldridge. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2302. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 223. Bleiler (1978), p. 202. Reginald 14875. Cloth sunned at edges of spine panel, a near fine copy in good pictorial dust jacket (red paper stock; printed in black) with shelf wear at edges, chips from spine ends and internal tape mends. (#118697). N° de réf. du libraire

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Titre : SIR PULTENEY: A FANTASY
Éditeur : Methuen & Co. Ltd. [1910].
Date d'édition : 1910

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Ward, E. D. [ie Edward Verrall Lucas]
Edité par Methuen & Co., London (1910)
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Description du livre Methuen & Co., London, 1910. Hardcover. État : Very Good. 1st Edition. Original green cloth, lettered in black. Spine faintly sunned, bookplate on front pastedown, very good. A satirical fantasy involving anti-gravity as a painless method of suicide. Book. N° de réf. du libraire 75060

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E. D. Ward (Edward Verrall Lucas)
Edité par London - Methuen and Co. (1910)
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Description du livre London - Methuen and Co., 1910. Hardcover. État : Very Good. First edition. A first edition of Lucas's fantastical novel. First Edition. Edward Verrall Lucas (11/12 June 1868 26 June 1938) was a popular English author of nearlyone hundredbooks. He wrote under the pen names EVL, VVV, E. D. Ward and FF. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, smart with some shelfwear only. Some fading to the boards and spine. Internally, firmly bound. Generally clean with just some spots to the fore-edge and margins of some pages. Overall: VERY GOOD. N° de réf. du libraire 020530

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LUCAS, E.V. (as E.D. Ward).
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Description du livre Methuen, London., 1910. First edition. Small octavo. pp [iv], 95. "Fantasy featuring a hotel with an antigravity garden for the use of suicides. Wells and Winston Churchill make appearances." Covers a little faded. Near fine. N° de réf. du libraire LUCASEVA016237

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