THE STRANGE INVENTOR: A CURIOUS ADVENTURE STORY. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1927. Octavo, pp. [1-12] 1-224 [225-228: blank] [note first and last two leaves are blanks], inserted frontispiece with color illustration by John D. Whiting, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red. First edition. Boys' adventure novel set in the present, the past, and the future. The "strange inventor" is the Merlin of Arthurian legend. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1150. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 120. Bleiler (1978), p. 106. Reginald 07678. Several faint damp stains and bit of white offset from inner surface of dust jacket at bottom left corner of front panel and along rear spine fold, a very good copy in good pictorial dust jacket (with color reproduction of frontispiece on front panel) with wear and several short tears and shallow chips along top and bottom edges, rubbing along folds, some dust soiling to rear panel, and a few internal tape mends. Scarce in jacket. (#107972).
First edition so stated on copyright page.