THE CONFECTIONERS. Bristol: J. W. Arrowsmith ... London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Company Limited, . Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-ix [x] xi-xvii [xviii] 19-314  [316: blank] [317-320: ads], folding plan tipped in opposite title leaf, several illustrations in text, original pictorial green cloth, front, spine and rear panels stamped in black. First edition. "An enjoyable science-fantasy taking a rise out of that and other classes of popular literature (such as the spy story). It envisages a future in which there is a universal substance which can be molded into anything ..." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 45. "An amusing and ironic tale ..." - Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 31. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 353. Reginald 02439. Wolff 1048. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Signature starting, Mudie's library label on front paste-down, touch of wear to binding extremities, else a very good copy. Scarce. (#20121).
"First published in 1906" on copyright page.