THE PEACEMAKER. Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1934. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-3] 4-310 [311-312: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original pictorial orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First U.S. edition. One of the major SF novels of the 1930's. "A bitterly ironic story about an ineffectual schoolmaster whose mathematical genius leads him to construct a machine which will demagnetize iron at a distance. He is led by unfortunate circumstance to use the machine in a hopeless attempt to blackmail England into initiating a program of disarmament." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-38. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-19; (1981) 2-28; (1987) 2-32; and (2004) II-413. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 65. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 305. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 46. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 259. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 75. Reginald 05518. A fine copy in very good printed dust jacket with shelf wear and several nicks, mainly along top and bottom edges of front panel, and minor age-darkening to spine panel. (#104362).
"Published April, 1934" on copyright page.