THE MARACOT DEEP AND OTHER STORIES. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1929. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-307 [308-312: blank] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks], original decorated black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in yellow. First U.S. edition. Collects the title novella, "The Story of Spedegues's Dropper," and two Professor Challenger stories, "The Disintegration Machine" and "When the World Screamed." Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-68; (1981) 2-24; (1987) 2-28; and (1995) 2-33. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 618. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 265. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 71. Bleiler (1978), p. 63. Reginald 04498. Green and Gibson A47c. A fine copy in bright, nearly fine four-color pictorial dust jacket (illustrated by Fay Turpin) with light wear at edges, tiny chip from lower spine end, and mild age-darkening to spine and rear panels. An attractive, superior example of the jacket. (#149983).
First edition so stated on copyright page.