MENACE FROM THE MOON. London: Jarrolds Publishers Limited, 1925. Octavo, pp. [1-14] 15-305  [307-315: ads] [316: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], original decorated black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red. First edition, first printing. "... blends interplanetary, lost world and future war themes -- descendants of a moon colony established by 17th century Europeans attack the Earth with heat-rays" - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 743. "World peril, partly in the mode of a house party mystery story, partly in the manner of the early H. G. Wells ... Ingenious, literate, but somewhat clumsily handled." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1381. "... considered by some to be quite notable." - Tuck, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Through 1968, p. 286. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 52. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749 (1992), p. 237. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 145. Bleiler (1978), p. 128. Reginald 09354. A lovely nearly fine copy in very good two-color pictorial 7/6 first printing dust jacket with light wear at edges, some shallow loss along upper spine end, and general dust soiling. Copies of the first printing in first printing jacket are rare. (#158289).
No statement of printing.