New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1929. Octavo, cloth. First U.S. edition (revised text). First U.S. edition of the revised text. Introduction by Carl Van Vechten. Among Shiel's most important and popular works. "...with the aid of a cache of diamonds recovered from a meteorite [Richard Hogarth] finances the building of giant floating fortresses that give him command of the sea- lanes. He uses this advantage to blackmail the nations into peace and social progress. The Lord of the Sea is exceptional in offering an elaborate account of the reforms demanded by Hogarth."- Stableford: Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 77-8. "A brilliantly, highly imaginative work, conveying conviction despite its belated adherence to an early aesthetic of melodrama." - Bleiler: Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2026. Spine panel color quite faded, some fading to edges, still a solid very good copy. (9291). Item #9291

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