A MAYFAIR MAGICIAN: A ROMANCE OF CRIMINAL SCIENCE. London: F. V. White & Co., Ltd., 1905. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] 1-306 [307-308: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original blue cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. Science fiction novel concerning the invention of a thought-transferring machine. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 946. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 98. Bleiler (1978), p. 87. Reginald 06378. Hubin (1994), p. 355. Signature of early owner dated December 1906 on front paste-down. Free endpapers tanned, scattered foxing to sheets early and late as well as edges of text block, several mild stains to cloth, but a very good copy that presents well externally. Better than average condition for this book. (#130302).
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