THE PROPHET. Frederick Walderick.

THE PROPHET. London: Lawrence & Jellicoe, Limited, 1907. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [1] 2-311 [312: blank] [note: first leaf is a blank], original pictorial black cloth, front panel stamped in red and white, spine panel stamped in red. First edition. Englishman obtains the power of prophesy from Tibetan monks and in London founds THE PROPHET, a newspaper that predicts future events. "Novel of a man with the power to see the future a day ahead, to read minds and to manipulate them by suggestion. Although the powers are acquired via Buddhist mysticism, the novel is pure science fiction in that the protagonist publishes a newspaper devoted to tomorrow's news, often with catastrophic results. A very difficult theme, and a very creditable effort to deal with some aspects of the idea." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 112. Bleiler (1978), p. 201. Not in Reginald (1978; 1992). Penciled name and address of early owner on the front free endpaper. Cloth lightly worn at lower spine end and corners and endpapers, first and last leaves and page edges foxed, a sound, good copy. OCLC locates 6 copies, none in America. (#165895).

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