MAZA OF THE MOON. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1930. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-341 [342: blank], original decorated orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. The author's second book. A rousing space opera, first published as a four-part serial in ARGOSY, 21 December 1929-11 January 1930, in which earth is threatened with destruction by the inhabitants of the moon. "Interplanetary war and the Yellow Peril ... Astonishing that ARGOSY would print this." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1240. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 470. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 129. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 115. Reginald 08316. Early owner's signature on verso of front free endpaper. Light residue from old asphaltic dust jacket protector along bottom edges of front and rear covers, else a nearly fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with some shelf wear at edges, shallow chipping at spine ends, and general dust soiling, largely to spine and rear panels. Overall, a fairly attractive copy of a book not often encountered in nice condition. (#104174).
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