(#170870) THE RADIUM TERRORS. Albert Dorrington.

THE RADIUM TERRORS. Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1912. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-361 [362: blank], four inserted plates with illustrations by A. C. Michael, original decorated red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First U.S. edition. Sensational mystery thriller, very popular in its day, that "combines Yellow Peril fears with the then widespread fascination for the powers of radium. The plot unmemorably details a conspiracy on the part of the former to use the latter." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, p. 349. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 597. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 257. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 71. Bleiler (1978), p. 62. Reginald 04471. Hubin (1994), p. 241. Early owner's signatures on endpapers. Slight spine lean, top edge of text block dusty, a bright, very good copy in a good $1.20 pictorial first printing dust wrapper (Doubleday, Page imprint on spine panel) with wear at spine ends and corner tips, several short tears along folds and small chip from front panel. (#170870).

Price: $350.00

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