VEENI THE MASTER "THE STORY OF A DREAM." A ROMANCE. London: Stanley Paul & Co., n.d. . Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-305 [306-308: ads] + 48-page publisher's catalogue dated "January, 1912" inserted at rear, original red cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Issued with and without a 48-page publisher's catalogue dated January 1912 inserted at rear, this copy has the catalogue. "Science fantasy romance in which, just before life on earth is extinguished by the fires of a comet, a 'chosen few' are enabled by an omnipresent but non-altrustic Veeni to transfer their souls into the bodies of the human inhabitants of Zan, a planet round another star." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 132. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 982. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 41. Locke, Voyages in Space 122. Bleiler (1978), p. 118. Reginald 08577. Early Christmas gift inscription dated "Xmas 1918" at top edge of front free endpaper. Spine panel a bit darkened, a very good copy. A nice copy. (#89881).
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