THE TREMENDOUS EVENT ... Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos. New York: The Macaulay Company, . Octavo, pp. [1-10] 13-316 [317-318: blank] [note: text complete despite gap in pagination; last leaf is a blank], inserted frontispiece, original pictorial brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First U.S. edition. Translation of LE FORMIDABLE EVENEMENT (1920). Romantic adventure novel set after the ocean floor beneath the English Channel emerges and links Britain and France. During the chaos following the disaster bands of vicious criminals and looters roam the newly exposed land. "Wild, sensational, and incredible." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1299. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 51. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 135. Bleiler (1978), p. 120. Reginald 08758. Hubin (1994), p. 490. Two water strikes to top edge of text block, touch of foxing to endpapers, else a near fine, bright copy in very good four-color pictorial dust jacket (reproducing frontispiece illustration) with light edge wear, small closed tear and associated creases in front panel, dust soiling to spine and rear panels, and some internal foxing. Uncommon in jacket. (#130353).
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