HARTMANN THE ANARCHIST; OR, THE DOOM OF THE GREAT CITY. London: Edward Arnold, 1893. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [1] 2-214 [215-216: ads], 25 illustrations by Fred T. Jane, original pictorial tan cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold, white endpapers, all edges trimmed. First edition. Story representative of a number of aerial anarchist books influenced by Verne's ROBUR THE CONQUEROR (1886). In 1920, Hartmann, a scientific genius, attempts to destroy London with his super airship. "Sensationalist gore and destruction." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 51. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-72 and (2004) II-399. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 709. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 292. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 19. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War (1992), p. 229. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 81-2. Bleiler (1978), p. 71. Reginald 05245. Spine roll, spine panel faded and gold lettering there dulled, cloth soiled and spotted, partial hairline crack along inner front hinge which is still holding tight, text paper foxed, a sound reading copy. (#172257).

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