THE TORCH. Philadelphia: Prime Press, 1948. Octavo, cloth. First edition. First binding of red cloth with spine panel lettered in gold. Post-catastrophe novel, first published as a serial in ARGOSY WEEKLY, 24 January-21 February 1920. "A ruined Earth tale, set in a devastated New York a thousand years after a comet has destroyed civilization; almost betrayed by the passions of love, but enabled in the end by the inventions of a dwarf scientist, the underclass topples the tyrants, and a new torch shines in the grasp of the Statue of Liberty." - John Clute, SFE (online). In 333. Reginald 01006. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with light wear at edges and mild dust soiling to rear panel. (#145300).
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