THE DRAGON. Shiel.

THE DRAGON. New York: Edward J. Clode Publisher, [1914]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7 [8] 9-356 [note: first leaf is a blank], original yellow cloth, front and spine panels stamped in dark green. First U.S. edition. The Clode edition was printed from the plates used for the 1913 Grant Richards edition; printer's imprint, "Printed by the Riverside Press Limited / Edinburgh, Scotland / 1914" is printed on recto of title leaf. Science fiction novel of future war between Britain and China. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2029. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 43. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War (1992), p. 235. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 195. Bleiler (1978), p. 178. Reginald 13024. Morse, The Works of M. P. Shiel Updated (1980), p. 191. A bright, near fine copy in very good printed dust jacket (yellow paper stock printed in dark green) with faded spine panel, several closed tears with internal tape mends (one of which shows through on front panel), and 15 x 34 mm rectangular piece clipped from spine panel (probably removing a printed price). Overall, a fairly attractive example of a rare jacket. (#80448).

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"PRINTED BY THE RIVERSIDE PRESS LIMITED / EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND / 1914" on copyright page.