THE MUCKER. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1921. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-414 [415-417: ads] [418-422: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], five plates with illustrations by J. Allen St. John, original sea-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown. First edition, first printing of the full text. Adventure novel with short lost race sequence. Total of 17,000 copies printed. There were multiple printings, probably two, last dated 1922. The first part of this novel was published a few weeks earlier in Britain. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 330. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 02301. Heins M-1. Cloth lightly rubbed at lower spine end, top edge of pages dusty, a very good copy in very good, bright four-color dust jacket (front panel reproducing a painting by J. Allen St. John) with wear and shallow loss along top and bottom edges, mainly spine ends and corner tips, tiny nick to spine panel, and some dust soiling to spine and rear panels. A very presentable example of a rare jacket. (#140679).
"Published October, 1921" on copyright page.