BRIGANDS OF THE MOON. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co. Publishers, 1931. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-386 [388-392: blank] [note: final leaf is a blank], original orange cloth, front panel stamped in black and blind, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. An interplanetary novel first published as a four-part serial in ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION, March - June 1930. "This work and its sequel, WANDL THE INVADER (1932; book, 1961), are good examples of Cummings' better and worse pulp writing habits: heavy plotting, shallow writing, and pseudo-science are the dominant elements. This novel involves a space mutiny, valuable radium deposits, space battles, and space pirates, and inevitably a happy ending with a victorious hero." - Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-15. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-293. Bleiler, Everett and Richard Bleiler, Science Fiction: The Gernsback Years 297. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 224. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 62-3. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 54. Reginald 03688. Partial "discarded" stamp on top edge of text pages, else a fine copy in chipped four-color pictorial dust jacket (with illustration by J. Allen St. John). Two large chips from spine panel; 30x55 cm from upper spine end with loss of printed title and author's name, and 30x45 cm from lower spine end with loss of printed publisher's imprint. (#170777).
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