PANIK. ROMAN ... Nach Einer Technischen Idee von Max Valier. Schwedt a. d. O. Hermann Beccards Buchhandlung, . Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-183 [184: blank] [185-192: ads], original pictorial marbled brown boards printed in red and black, top edge stained brown. First edition, first printing. A scientist discovers a huge meteor in space on a collision course with Earth. Big corporations ruthlessly use their power to manipulate the frightened and depressed masses and a corrupt scientist uses the panic to become rich and powerful. The novel was banned by the Nazis in 1938. The second book of the Werner Werndt trilogy. By itself a classic of German SF. Bloch (2002) 851 (listing a 1924 Universal Verlag edition). Nagl, p. 254. Boards warped, a very good copy. This first printing is quite scarce. (#152277).
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