THE ADVENTURES OF A MICRO-MAN. Edwin Pallander, Lancelot Francis Sanderson Bayly.

THE ADVENTURES OF A MICRO-MAN. London: Digby, Long & Co., 1902. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-303 [304] + 32-page publisher's "Autumn List, 1906" inserted at rear, original medium blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel. First edition. A later issue. Professor discovers microgen gas which has the power of rendering animate or once animate things extremely small. The gas is accidentally released and four humans, reduced to about one-thousandth of their normal sizes, face perils, indoors and out in the garden, from normally tiny things that have now become menaces. "Competent commercial work exploiting an idea systematically." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1746. Pallander's second and last science fiction novel, preceded by ACROSS THE ZODIAC: A STORY OF ADVENTURE (1896), a well-regarded Victorian interplanetary story. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 904. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 172. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 132. Bleiler (1978), p. 153. Reginald 11135. Small early owner's monogram stamped in red on front free endpaper. Hint of rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, tiny, faint spot on front cover, text block (printed on pulp paper stock) just a bit darkened, a very good plus to near fine copy. A nice copy of a rare book. (#137402).

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