NUMBER 87 by Harrington Hext [pseudonym]. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1922. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] 1-255 [256: blank]. original blue cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First U.S. edition. Published in February 1922 and probably preceded the British edition. Scientist discovers "number 87," a powerful energy source, and embarks on a campaign of terror as an international anarchist killing rival scientists, various dictators, and other heads of state with explosive projectiles. "Stodgy and slow-moving at first, but it comes to life once the story leaves the Eccentric Club." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1092. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 49. See Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 2-90. Wilson, Shadows in the Attic, p. 409. Bleiler (1948), p. 148. Reginald 11493. A nearly fine copy with bright gold stamping on spine panel. Uncommon in this condition. (#107915).

Price: $150.00

Printing identification statement for this book:
"Published February, 1922" on copyright page.