THE AIR TRUST. George Allan England.


St. Louis, Mo. Published by Phil Wagner, [1915]. pp. [1-15] 16-333 [334-336: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], six inserted plates with illustrations by John Sloan, original green cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel ruled in blind. First edition. Anti-trust novel wherein financiers gain control of a device to extract oxygen from the air and hold humanity at their mercy. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-72 and (2004) II-382. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 675. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 282. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 78. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 157. Bleiler (1978), p. 69. Reginald 04902. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 E-191. Hanna, A Mirror for the Nation 1095. Rideout, The Radical Novel in the United States 1900-1954, p. 294. Label remnant affixed to front free end paper with light glue stain, mild wear to corners and spine ends, mild age darkening to spine with some rubs to gilt lettering, a solid very good copy. (24547). Item #24547

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