THE MARACOT DEEP AND OTHER STORIES. Garden City: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1929. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-307 [308-312: blank] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks], original decorated black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in yellow. First U.S. edition. 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 A47c. A fine copy in near fine, bright four-color pictorial dust jacket with touch of wear at edges including a couple of very tiny chips at tail of spine panel and two corner tips, some age-darkening to spine panel, and several small internal tape reinforcements. A very attractive copy. (#75141).
First edition so stated on copyright page.