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 (1976) 2-109; (1981) 1-118; (1887) 1-60; (1995) 1-60. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 517. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 142. Bleiler (1978), p. 126. Reginald 09150. BAL 11960. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 1543. A bright, fine copy in good pictorial dust jacket with wear and shallow fraying at spine ends and corner tips, general dust soiling, some scattered foxing, mostly around the edges of front and rear panels and separated along spine fold (clean split; no loss). Still a presentable example of a scarce jacket. (14413). Item #14413

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