WITH THE NIGHT MAIL: A STORY OF 2000 A.D. New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1909. Octavo, [1-2] [1-2] 3-77 [78-86] leaves [note: leaves following two preliminary leaves are printed on rectos only; last two leaves are stubs with single folded leaf inserted between them], four inserted plates with color illustrations, two by Frank X. Leyendecker and two by H. Reuterdahl, original blue pictorial cloth, front panel stamped in gold and silver, spine panel stamped in gold, pictorial endpapers, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition. Collected later the same year in ACTIONS AND REACTIONS. Classic science fiction story of the world of the future governed by the Aerial Board of Control. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-102; (1981) 1-110; (1987) 1-55; (1995) 1-55; and (2004) II-603. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1234. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 465. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 37. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 145. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 107. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 129. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 640. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 135. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2053-054. Bleiler (1978), p. 115. Reginald 08282. Stewart 322. Just a touch of wear at spine ends and corner tips, partial hairline crack along inner rear hinge which is just a bit tender, a very good copy with bright cover stamping. (#151916).
"PUBLISHED, MARCH, 1909" on copyright page.