THE GREAT AEROPLANE: A THRILLING TALE OF ADVENTURE. London, Glasgow and Bombay: Blackie and Son Limited, 1911. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5 vi [7-8] 9-396, eight inserted plates with illustrations by Edward S. Hodgson, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, all edges stained green, gray endpapers. First edition. First printing with recto of title leaf dated 1911. Boys' adventure tale moving from England (where the young protagonists befriend a scientist with an advanced jet powered by "broadcast" electricity) to Canada to Mongolia to Africa. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 265. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 094. Bleiler (1978) p. 30. Reginald 01872. Grift inscription dated 1919 on blank recto of frontispiece. Cloth rubbed at spine ends, corner tips worn, a very good copy. (#147128).
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