THE ARK OF THE COVENANT: A ROMANCE OF THE AIR AND OF SCIENCE. Victor MacClure, Thom MacWalter.

THE ARK OF THE COVENANT: A ROMANCE OF THE AIR AND OF SCIENCE.

New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1924. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [i-iv] v [vi] [1-2] 3-414 [415-420: blank] [note: first three and last three leaves are blanks], original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in yellow. First edition. Issued later in Britain as ULTIMATUM and reprinted as a serial in AIR WONDER in 1929. "The League of the Covenant uses secret weapons and airships to force peace on the world." - Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 51. "A classic of its day." - Tuck (1978), p. 287. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1389. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 523. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War (1992), p. 237. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 148. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 146. Bleiler (1978), p. 129. Reginald 09417A. Light tape ghosts to front and rear end papers, mild wear to spine ends and corner tips, a very good to nearly fine copy in a good dust jacket (with fine wraparound illustration by T. Hadejen) with wear to corners with minor loss, rubbing to folds, light wear to spine ends, browned clear tape to spine ends and rear corners, browned tape to verso at spine ends and front flap. (24545). Item #24545

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