THE DEVIL AND THE INVENTOR. London: C. Arthur Pearson Ltd., 1900. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iv] v-vi  2-272 + 32-page publisher's catalopgue dated "April, 1900" inserted at rear, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in pink and black, spine panel stamped in pink. First edition. Issued with and without a 32-page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, this copy with the catalogue. "Science fantasy novel of the trials and tribulations of an impoverished inventor who invokes the aid of the devil, a being who has mastered the laws of the universe." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 87. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-150. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 26. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 108. Bleiler (1978), p. 78. Reginald 05682. Early owner's signature in pencil dated August 1900 on front free endpaper. Oswald Train bookplate affixed to front paste-down. A bright, tight, very good copy. A nice copy of an attractive book. Scarce. (#149768).
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