THE GREAT STONE OF SARDIS: A NOVEL. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1898. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii] 1-230 [231-232: ads], 52 inserted plates with illustrations by Peter Newell, original decorated green cloth, front panel stamped in brown and gold, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Classic nineteenth-century portrayal of an irresponsible scientist who creates potentially hazardous devices. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-142; (1981) 1-154; (1987) 1-87; (1995) 1-87; and (2004) II-1088. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 101-02. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2108. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 727. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 24. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 206 (describing the UK edition). Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 69. Bleiler (1978), p. 187. Reginald 13713. BAL 18929. Wright (III) 5238. A bright, nearly fine copy. A very nice copy of an attractive book. (#95804).
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