THE GREATEST ADVENTURE. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., . Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v [vi] [1-3] 4-258 [259-264: blank] [note: last three leaves are blanks], original decorated green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed. First edition. Presentation copy inscribed by Bell (signed as "John Taine") to Mrs. Arthur G. Archer dated 1 June 1955 on the half title page. Apparently one of Bell's personal file copies with "E. T. Bell / 30 Jan. 1929 / Pasadena, California" in his hand above his inscription to Archer. "Generally considered one of John Taine's better novels." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2154. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1116. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 741. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 190. Reginald 13964. A fine copy in bright, nearly fine pictorial dust jacket (designed by Jack Perkins), with light rubbing to edges and light vertical crease to spine panel. A quite superior example of this attractive, scarce jacket. Signed or inscribed copies of Bell's early SF books are uncommon, and this is a very nice example. (#147298).
First edition so stated on copyright page.