RADIANA: A NOVEL. Boston: Published by the Ivy Press, 1906. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-2] 3-427 [428: blank], three inserted plates with illustrations by P. B. Dakyn, original decorated navy blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. A young scientist is set up as bait by his mysterious employer, a scientist who has discovered a method for producing artificial radium and has utilized it to generate power, to thwart his nemesis, a rival scientist who desires the formula for evil purposes. A reasonably interesting science fiction-mystery novel with secret laboratories, stun-guns, radium powered submarines, and other turn-of-the-century science fiction hardware. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 508. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 215. Bleiler (1978), p. 53. Reginald 03642. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 C-939. Cloth just a bit rubbed, contemporary owner's inscription on front free endpaper, a tight, bright, very good copy. (#77536).

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