THE ANGEL OF THE EARTHQUAKE. Melbourne: The Atlas Press, 1909. Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-99 [100-104: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank], original gray wrappers printed in black, small pictorial title label pasted to front cover. First edition. Handwritten limitation statement on recto of first leaf: "Author's copies (300) / No 31 / Frank Morton." "The Angel of the Earthquake" is a short tale set in the near future concerning a destructive and deadly imaginary earthquake in Wellington in 1910 and its chaotic aftermath told by an eighty year old survivor in 1960. "The Angel of the Earthquake" was Andrew Waterton, a heroic member of the Vigilance Corps, a militia formed by the citizens of Wellington to restore order after the earthquake. The volume also contains "With Joy in Arcady," a short fantasy, pp. [57]-99. Bleiler (1978), p. 144. Reginald 10442. Larnach, Materials Towards a Checklist of Australian Fantasy to 1937 (1950), p. 16. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Miller, pp. 80-81; 711. Mild foxing to first and last leaves, a very good copy overall. An excellent copy of an uncommon book. (#165904).

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