THE EMPEROR OF THE AIR. London: Methuen & Co., . Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-311 [312: printer's imprint + 48-page publisher's catalogue dated "March 1910" inserted at rear, nine inserted plates including a diagram and eight illustrations by Arthur H. Buckland, original maroon cloth, front panel stamped in white, spine panel stamped in gold, pictorial paper onlay affixed to front panel, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. A novel of aerial anarchy in the Griffith tradition. Dictator commanding a super airship defeats the air fleets of Europe and America and proclaims himself Emperor of the Air. "One of the better books within its subgenre. The characterizations are capably handled, and there are many good touches." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 895. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 38. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749 (1992), p. 234. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 92. Bleiler (1978), p. 83. Reginald 06035. Pictorial label on front cover rubbed, a very good copy. (#104187).
"First Published in 1910" on copyright page.