ATOMS OF EMPIRE. Cutcliffe Hyne, harles, ohn.


New York: The Macmillan Company, 1904. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] 1-279 [280: blank] [281-282: ads], original olive green cloth, front stamped in gold black and turquoise, spine stamped in gold. t.e.g., other edges rough cut. First edition. Mixed collection of sixteen stories set in the British colonies, mostly adventure stories, but including two science fiction stories and one weird tale, "The Mummy of Thompson-Pratt." Some of these stories were collected earlier in THE STRONGER HAND (1896). "... [his] diversity of ideas, noticeable in both his short stories and his novels, signals him as a writer who may have been unfairly forgotten, even though he was one of the most prolific and successful writers of early magazine sf." - SFE online. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 879. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1157. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 120. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 129. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 273. Bleiler (1978), p. 106. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Private owner bookplate to front paste-down, mild rubbing to edges and corners, a little dust soiling, a very good copy. (16614). Item #16614

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