London: Eliot Stock, 1900. [Science fiction] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.; 213; . Publisher's green cloth, titles in gilt to spine and upper board, dark blue coated endpapers. Very small closed tears to the fore edge of a few pages, sporadic light spotting and the occasional mark to the textblock, but generally bright and clean. Slight lean. Cloth rubbed to extremities, some marks to boards, corners a little bumped, spine ends pushed, gilt to spine faded and dulled. All told an attractive and presentable copy of a scarce slice of early science fiction. Very good. An early work of space opera recounting the conflict between the competing Anglo-Saxon and Sirian empires. Featuring interstellar battleships built of Firmium and armed with death-rays. Item #51412
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