THE PEACEMAKER. London: William Heinemann Ltd, . Octavo, pp. [1-6] 1-341 [342-344: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original green cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, Heinemann windmill device stamped in blind in rear panel. First 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. Preliminary and terminal leaves and edges of text block foxed, a very good copy in very good decorated dust jacket with rubbing at edges and shelf wear to extremities and spine ends. Uncommon in the jacket. (#111898).
"First published 1934" on copyright page.