HEART OF THE MOON. London: Alston Rivers Ltd., . Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-287 [288: blank], original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Scientific dystopia. "Inside the moon everything is state-controlled. No one is hungry or unemployed, but everybody is subjected to oppressive central authority." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 150. "Marriages are subjected to eugenic regulations, and women who are not allowed to propagate may be assigned to state brothels. Medical research includes vivisection without anaesthesia ... [and] the police force ... has too much power." - Bleiler, Science Fiction: The Early Years, p. 302. Grierson was a prolific writer of mystery fiction. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 97. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 465. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 183. Bleiler (1978), p. 87. Reginald 06361. Light foxing to edges of text block, a nearly fine copy in very good dust jacket with professional restoration to upper third of the spine panel and lower end of the spine panel, some restoration of corners and lower edge of the front panel. The front panel and most of the spine, as well as the rear panel, are original. A colorful jacket which has been nicely restored. The jacket in any form is rare. (#170141).
"First Printed - - 1928" on copyright page.