DELUGE: A ROMANCE. New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1928. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-395 [396-398: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in light green, top edge stained yellow, decorated endpapers. First U.S. edition. "Geological upheavals result in widespread flooding, but southern England is elevated to make the Cotswolds a tiny archipelago. The inhabitants' struggle for existence is described with a cold realism not previously seen." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-149. "... one of the very best catastrophe stories." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2439. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-71; (1981) 2-126; (1987) 2-139; (1995) 2-149; and (2004) II-1289. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 829. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 55. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 215. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 235. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 213. Reginald 15657. A fine copy in good decorated dust jacket with wear and shallow loss at spine ends and corner tips and several short closed tears along folds. (#165678).
First edition so stated on copyright page.