BUT SOFT -- WE ARE OBSERVED! London: Arrowsmith, . Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-312, illustrations by G. K. Chesterton, original tan cloth, spine panel stamped in dark brown, top edge stained brown. First edition. Published later in the U.S. as SHADOWED! (1929). "A satire on parliamentary government: the communists and anarchists of 1979 prove to be no different from the old parties." - Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 55. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 170. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 31. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 182. Bleiler (1978), p. 20. Reginald 01070. Free endpapers darkened (as is usually the case with this book), a clean, tight, near fine copy. (#94958).
"First published in September, 1928" on copyright page.