THE EMPTY WORLD (A ROMANCE OF THE FUTURE). London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, [1936]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-6 [7-10] 11-312 [313-320: ads], original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel. First edition. The only science fiction novel by this very popular English romance writer, author of the well-received Mrs. Tim novels and many other romances and family chronicles. Published later in the U.S. as A WORLD IN SPELL (1939). "A handful of people, survivors from a world disaster, begin a new life." - Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 71. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 153. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 206. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Bleiler (1978), p. 186. Reginald 13641. Large bookplate affixed to front free endpaper. Spine lean. a few scattered fox marks to page edges, else a clean, bright, very good copy in about good pictorial dust jacket (illustrated by Eugene Mastain) with chips from spine ends and corners, extensive spotting to inner surface but almost no show through, and a contemporary Melbourne bookseller's label affixed to the spine panel. The jacket is rare. (#147625).

Price: $1,250.00

Printing identification statement for this book:
"First printing, 1936" on copyright page.