SEAWARD FOR THE FOE. London, New York and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited, 1903. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-378 [379-384: ads], four inserted plates with illustrations by Henry Austin, original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white and gold. First edition. "A novel and a series of six short stories. 'Seaward for the Foe' (pp. 7-195) is a future war thriller, England against France, emphasis naval, with a coal strike thrown in for good measure. 'The Perils of the Red Box' is a series of six non-fantasy thrillers of mystery and intrigue featuring a Queen's Messenger." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 61. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 29. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War (1992), p. 231. Bleiler (1978), p. 278. Reginald 07212. Hubin (1994), p. 401. Cloth bubbled on covers, rubbed at spine ends and along bottom edges, corner tips worn, internally very good. Scarce. (#130315).
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