(#173238) THE GREAT STONE OF SARDIS: A NOVEL. Frank Stockton.

THE GREAT STONE OF SARDIS: A NOVEL. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1898. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii] 1-230 [231-232: ads], 52 inserted plates with illustrations by Peter Newell, publisher's decorated blue green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown and gold. First edition. Classic nineteenth-century portrayal of an irresponsible scientist who creates potentially hazardous devices. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-142; (1981) 1-154; (1987) 1-87; (1995) 1-87; and (2004) II-1088. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 101-02. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2108. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 727. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 24. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 206 (describing the UK edition). Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 69. Bleiler (1978), p. 187. Reginald 13713. BAL 18929. Wright (III) 5238. Spine panel tanned, a very good copy. (#173238).

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