THE MARACOT DEEP AND OTHER STORIES. London: John Murray, . Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-310 [311-320: ads], original red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. 7970 copies printed. Collects the title novella, "The Story of Spedegues's Dropper" and two Professor Challenger stories, "The Disintegration Machine" and "When the World Screamed." Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-68; (1981) 2-24; (1987) 2-28; and (1995) 2-33. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 618. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 265. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 71. Bleiler (1978), p. 63. Reginald 04498. Green and Gibson A47a. A fine copy in very good four-color pictorial dust wrapper with touch of shelf wear at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, 25 mm closed tear at bottom edge of front panel with associated horizontal crease, and dust soiling to spine and rear panels. Overall, an attractive example of the uncommon jacket. (#75138).
"First Edition . . . 1929" on copyright page.