DRAUGHT OF ETERNITY. London: John Long, Limited, . Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-254 [255: ads] [256: blank], original decorated sea-green cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in black and blind. First edition, first printing. Originally published as a serial 1-22 June 1918 in ALL-STORY WEEKLY as "The Draft of Eternity" by Victor Rousseau. "Science fiction novel in which a drug, a variant of Cannabis, projects the hero into a New York of thousands of years in the future and under Mongol rule." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 77. "Fine novel of the far future when catastrophe has thrown the world back into a medieval society, and the time traveling potion has turned the hero into a burly, Conan-like hero." - Leon Gammell. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 604. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 652. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 661. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 51. Bleiler (1978), p. 67. Reginald 12503. Early owner's signature on front free endpaper. Cloth lightly rubbed at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, a bright, nearly fine copy. A nice copy of an uncommon book. (#147709).
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