THE GOLDEN BLIGHT. New York: The H. K. Fly Company Publishers, [1916]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-350 [351-352: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], five inserted plates with illustrations by John Sloan [note: title page states "Frontispiece by C. D. Williams," but all illustrations, including frontispiece, are signed by Sloan], original terra cotta cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. A representative example of the SF novel as political propaganda. "More lively and better written than most of England's socially oriented fiction, but with many long essay sections on war and the munitions industry." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 677. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-69 and (2004) II-384. Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, p. 240. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 285. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 79. Bleiler (1978), p. 69. Reginald 04906. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 E-197. Hanna, A Mirror for the Nation 1098. Rideout, The Radical Novel in the United States 1900-1954, p. 294. Bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Top edge of text block a bit dusty, a very good copy with brighter than usual gold lettering in good four-color dust jacket with wear along edges and internal reinforcement, mostly along folds, with brown paper tape. An uncommon book rarely found in jacket. (#161233).

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