THE FLYING LEGION. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1920. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-394, inserted frontispiece with illustration by P. J. Monahan, original blue-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown. First edition. Adventure story first published as a six-part serial in ALL-STORY 15 November - 20 December 1919. A wealthy soldier of fortune and Islamist, whose inventions far surpass world technology of his day, forms the Legion in an unsuccessful attempt to reform Islam, which he believes to be the true religion. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-74 and (1981) 1-68. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 679. Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp. 177-79. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 284. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 79. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 69. Reginald 04905. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 E-195. The endpapers, printed on flimsy pulp paper stock, are intact and the hinges are tight, a fine copy in very good dust jacket (with four-color illustration by P. J. Monahan on the front panel) with wear and shallow loss at spine ends and along bottom edge of rear panel, 30 mm closed tear at lower edge of front spine fold, and crease along front fold with some loss of surface. A superior copy of this book and rare in this condition. (#161234).
"Published July, 1920" on copyright page.