RALPH 124C 41+: A ROMANCE OF THE YEAR 2660. Hugo Gernsback.
RALPH 124C 41+: A ROMANCE OF THE YEAR 2660.

RALPH 124C 41+: A ROMANCE OF THE YEAR 2660.

Boston: The Stratford Company, Publishers, 1925. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-8] 9-293 [294: blank], eleven inserted plates with illustrations by Frank R. Paul, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. Widely acclaimed upon its initial appearance in 1911 as a serial in Gernsback's magazine, MODERN ELECTRICS, this interplanetary novel by "the father of modern science fiction" is virtually unreadable today. However, historically, its impact and the prominence of its author in the SF field, elevates it to cornerstone status in the SF genre. "The literary treatment is on a very low level, but Ralph 124C41+ is renowned for its many highly imaginative technological projections. These include clear descriptions of radar, book and newspaper microfilms and microfiches, television, plant hormones, wireless transmission of power....etc." - Bleiler: Science Fiction: The Early Years, p. 282. A fine copy, Currey binding (B), publishers name on spine measures 2cm across-no priority in binding established, in a fine dust jacket, slight shelf wear along top edge, several small closed tears to upper rear panel, 2cm long chip x 1/2 cm high (at widest point) to lower spine panel with another very tiny chip to lower spine, 3cm long chip x 1/2 cm high (at widest point) along lower rear panel. Uncommon in the dust jacket, this is a superior example. (11123). Item #11123

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