DRAUGHT OF ETERNITY. London: John Long, Limited, . Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-254 [255: ads] [256: blank], original decorated sea-green cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in black and blind. First edition, first printing. A presentation copy with signed inscription on the half title page by Emanuel: "To Forrest Ackerman with much /regard from the author / Victor Rousseau Emanuel / (alias H. M. Egbert)." Originally published as a serial 1-22 June 1918 in ALL-STORY WEEKLY as "The Draft of Eternity" by Victor Rousseau. "Science fiction novel in which a drug, a variant of Cannabis, projects the hero into a New York of thousands of years in the future and under Mongol rule." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 77. "Fine novel of the far future when catastrophe has thrown the world back into a medieval society, and the time traveling potion has turned the hero into a burly, Conan-like hero." - Leon Gammell. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 604. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 652. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 661. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 51. Bleiler (1978), p. 67. Reginald 12503. Cloth minutely rubbed at spine ends, else a fine copy. A sharp copy of an uncommon book. Books signed or inscribed by Victor Rousseau Emanuel are rare. (#161235).
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