THE MAD SCIENTIST: A TALE OF THE FUTURE. New York: Cochrane Publishing Co., 1908. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [i-iv] v-vi 1-242 [243-246: blank] [note: first two and last two leaves are blanks], eight inserted plates with illustrations by Charles Beecher Bunnell, original blue-gray cloth, front panel stamped in red and black, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. "Imaginative, a treasure-trove of motifs, but lacking literary quality ... Still, a very important work typologically." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1396. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 524. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 146. Bleiler (1978), p. 129. Reginald 08803. Hubin (1994), p. 527. Not in Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925. Bookplate of fantastic literature collector William Harry Hopkins affixed to the front paste-down. Cloth a bit rubbed, spine panel a bit faded, endpapers and first and last several leaves quite foxed, text block tanned, a sound, good copy. (#165157).
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