[THE WORKS OF M. P. SHIEL. Volume One.] THE EMPRESS OF THE EARTH 1898; THE PURPLE CLOUD 1901; "SOME SHORT STORIES" OFFPRINTS OF THE ORIGINAL EDITIONS. Cleveland, Ohio: Privately published for the Reynolds Morse Foundation, 1979. Large octavo, yellow wrappers printed in black. First edition. Limited to 900 copies of which this is one of 200 paperbound copies. Collects "The Empress of the Earth" (text cut for novel version as THE YELLOW DANGER), "The Purple Cloud" (book version expanded), and fifteen short stories (some printed here for the first time). The fiction is reproduced in facsimile from the pages of the original periodicals and each section is accompanied by a detailed introduction by editor Reynolds Morse. The first book of a four volume set. This series is indispensable for the study of Shiel and nineteenth-century SF. A fine copy. (#131139).
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