THE DISK; A TALE OF TWO PASSIONS. Boston: Cupples, Upham and Company, 1884. 12mo, pp. [1-2] [1-2] 3-6 [7-8] 9-204 [205-206: blank] + -page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, original pictorial light brown cloth, front and rear panels stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, light yellow endpapers. First edition. This variant, priority, if any, unknown, has no flyleaf inserted at front and undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear. "Inventions, adultery, and romance. Essentially a sexual melodrama of the period, to which science-fiction elements have been added ... The science-fiction elements are well-developed and imaginative, but the fictional vehicle leaves much to be desired." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1888. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 11. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 26. Bleiler (1978), p. 168. Reginald 12288 (listing a British edition). Wright (III) 4587. Binding dust soiled, a very good copy. Actually, a superior copy of this uncommon book which, for some reason, is generally found with its binding worn and soiled. (#149785).
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