THE POISON BELT. London, New York, Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, . Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] vii-viii [1-2] 3-199 [200: blank], sixteen inserted plates with illustrations by Harry Rountree, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold. First edition. The second Professor Challenger story. A catastrophe novel in which the earth passes through a region of "poisoned ether." "... one of Doyle's finest stories ..." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 613. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 1-32. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 266. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 42. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 71. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1702-04. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 63. Reginald 04502. Green and Gibson A38a. Previous owner's name and date in ink on the front free endpaper. Light uniform sunning to spine panel (less than usual), a few fade spots to front cover, scattered foxing throughout, a bright, very good copy. Lawrence Solomon book label affixed to front paste-down. (#156096).