BEFORE THE DAWN. Baltimore: The Williams & Wilkins Company, 1934. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vii [viii] 1-247 [248: blank], original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in yellow. First edition. Scientists use television to view the earth's past. A "hopelessly incompetent" picture of life during the age of reptiles. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-104; (1987) 2-115; and (1995) 2-115. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 739. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 149-52. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 190. Reginald 13958. 1934 gift inscription on the front paste-down. Cloth rubbed along lower edges, a very good copy in good pictorial dust jacket with a 20 mm chip from the upper spine panel which extends a bit into the front and rear panels. (#165696).
"PUBLISHED JUNE, 1934" on copyright page.