THE DISK; A TALE OF TWO PASSIONS. Boston: Cupples, Upham and Company, 1884. 12mo, pp. [1-2] [1-2] 3-6 [7-8] 9-204 [205-206: blank], flyleaf at front, original pictorial red cloth, front and rear panels stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, light yellow endpapers. First edition. Signed by Robinson on the front free endpaper. This variant, priority, if any, unknown, has a flyleaf inserted at front and no publisher's catalogue inserted at rear. "Inventions, adultery, and romance. Essentially a sexual melodrama of the period, to which science-fiction elements have been added ... The science-fiction elements are well-developed and imaginative, but the fictional vehicle leaves much to be desired." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1888. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 11. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 26. Bleiler (1978), p. 168. Reginald 12288 (listing a British edition). Wright (III) 4587. Cloth worn and stained, some text leaves a bit brittle, a reading copy. (#165152).
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