THE EMPTY WORLD (A ROMANCE OF THE FUTURE). London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, . Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-6 [7-10] 11-312 [313-320: ads], original orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, publisher's monogram stamped in black on rear panel. First edition. The only science fiction novel by this very popular English romance writer, author of the well-received Mrs. Tim novels and many other romances and family chronicles. Published later in the U.S. as A WORLD IN SPELL (1939). "A handful of people, survivors from a world disaster, begin a new life." - Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 71. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 153. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 206. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Bleiler (1978), p. 186. Reginald 13641. A bright, clean, near fine copy. An uncommon book, especially in this condition. (#96590).
"First printing, 1936" on copyright page.