DELUGE: A ROMANCE. New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, 1928. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-395 [396-398: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in light green, top edge stained yellow, decorated endpapers. First U.S. edition. "Geological upheavals result in widespread flooding, but southern England is elevated to make the Cotswolds a tiny archipelago. The inhabitants' struggle for existence is described with a cold realism not previously seen." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-149. "...one of the very best catastrophe stories." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2439. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-71; (1981) 2-126; (1987) 2-139; (1995) 2-149; and (2004) II-1289. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 829. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 55. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 215. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 235. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 213. Reginald 15657. Previous owner's gift inscription on half title page, a fine copy in very good dust jacket with some chipping at extremities and shelf wear along bottom edge. (#81386).
First edition so stated on copyright page.