THE WORLD MASTERS. London: John Long, 1903. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 1-303 [304: printer's imprint] + -page publisher's catalogue dated "March, 1903" on page  inserted at rear, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. Of two noted variant issues, priority, if any, not known, this version has the integral title leaf with recto dated 1903. Copies of both variants occur with and without publisher's catalogue inserted at rear. This copy has the catalogue. A future war novel wherein "the members of the International Electric Power and Storage Trust establish Anglo-American control of the world." - Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 28. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 942. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 28. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 98. Bleiler (1978), p. 87. Reginald 06390. Hubin (1994), p. 355. Wolff 2801 (describing a possible third variant). Several small, faint damp stains on front cover, else a near fine, bright copy. A superior copy of a fairly uncommon book. (#149866).
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