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Titre : HIS WISDOM THE DEFENDER: A STORY
Éditeur : Harper & Brothers, New York and London
Date d'édition : 1900
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] 1-328  [330: blank] [331-332: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank], inserted frontispiece, original decorated red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and silver. First edition. Brilliant Harvard professor trains a band of stalwart followers in the use of advanced weapons he has invented and forces the world to disarm and unite in peaceful prosperity under his leadership. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-118 and (1981) 1-131. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, p. 84. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1610. Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp. 267-69. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 594. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 26. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 165. Locke, Voyages in Space 152. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 207. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 122. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 80-1. Bleiler (1978), p. 147. Reginald 10643. Wright (III) 3951. Early owner's signature dated 17 December 1900 on front free endpaper. Top edge of text block just a bit dusty, a bright, nearly fine copy. A lovely copy. Somewhat uncommon in this condition. (#148300). N° de réf. du libraire 148300
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