New York: The Macmillan Company, 1915. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9 [10] 11-181 [182: blank] [183-188: ads] [189-192: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], illustrations by Gordon Grant, original pictorial red-brown cloth, front panel stamped in orange and yellow, spine panel stamped in orange, yellow and gold, fore and bottom edges rough-trimmed, decorated endpapers. First published edition, preceded by a copyright printing. A world catastrophe novel in the tradition of Mary Shelley's The Last Man (1826) and M. P. Shiel's The Purple Cloud (1901). "Undoubtedly London's best fantastic story, told with considerable artistry and with less tub-thumping and breast-beating than usual." – Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1358. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 1-60. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 517. A fine copy. A stunning copy. Enclosed in open-face cloth slipcase. (10277). Item #10277

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