TARRANO THE CONQUEROR. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1930. Octavo, pp. [1-12] 1-345 [346-348: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original orange cloth, front panel stamped in brown and blind, spine panel stamped in brown. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Cummings to Forrest J. Ackerman on the front free endpaper: "Best wishes to my / very efficient 'Personal / Representative', Forrest / Ackerman -- / Cordially / Ray Cummings." Ackerman served as Cummings' literary agent for a time. "Interplanetary adventure, incorporating a character study of a complex Napoleonic leader of the future." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 526. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 228. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 63. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 54. Reginald 03699. Spine lean, cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, page edges tanned and dusty, a good copy. (#156828).
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