HARTMANN THE ANARCHIST; OR, THE DOOM OF THE GREAT CITY. London: Edward Arnold, 1893. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii  2-214 [215-216: ads] + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "October, 1893" on page  inserted at rear, 25 illustrations by Fred T. Jane, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold, yellow coated endpapers, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Story representative of a number of aerial anarchist books influenced by Verne's ROBUR THE CONQUEROR (1886). In 1920, Hartmann, a scientific genius, attempts to destroy London with his super airship. "Sensationalist gore and destruction." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 51. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-72 and (2004) II-399. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 709. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 292. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 19. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War (1992), p. 229. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 81-2. Bleiler (1978), p. 71. Reginald 05245. Spine panel just a trifle faded, a near fine, bright copy of an attractive book. A superior copy of a book seldom found in nice condition. (#148102).
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