THE SPREADING STAIN: A TALE FOR BOYS AND MEN WITH BOYS' HEARTS. Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1927. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-245 [246: blank], inserted frontispiece with color illustration by Paul Honore, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange, top edge stained orange, other edges rough-trimmed, yellow coated endpapers. First edition. An early ecological disaster novel. Weed killer destroys American vegetation and the land is overrun by wild dogs and giant lizards. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 758. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 298. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 45. Bleiler (1978), p. 73. Reginald 05410. A fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket (duplicating frontispiece illustration in color on front panel) with chipping at head and tail of spine panel and additional small chip from rear panel. A fairly uncommon book not often found in jacket. (#149792).
First edition so stated on copyright page.