THE GREAT PERIL AND HOW IT WAS AVERTED. London: Offices of "Black and White," 1893. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii  2-133 [134-136: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank], 31 illustrations by John Gulick, original pictorial gray bevel-edged cloth, front panel stamped in black and brown, spine panel stamped in gold, olive-green patterned endpapers. First edition. "U.S. trust attempts to take over UK by means of drugs and scientific devices which destroy will. Foiled at last moment by English girls. More interesting than average." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 51. "Outstanding story of media control." - Stuart A. Teitler. "A rich American tries to take over Britain. Short novel with some science fiction gadgets such as the Iconable (for projecting huge images) and the Phloisbophone, a huge voice magnifier." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 53. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-265. Bleiler (1978), p. 45. Reginald 03105. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, some spotting and dust soiling to cloth, a very good copy. Scarce. (#149725).
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