The Air Trust
England, George Allan , John Sloan(illus.)
Place Published: St. Louis
Publisher: Phil Wagner
Date Published: 1915
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 39112
333pp. Duodecimo [19.5 cm] Olive green cloth with gilt stamped titles and gilt and blind ruled borders on the spine and front cover. Good plus. The extremities are mildly darkened, rubbed and bumped. There is a "Stolen from the I.W.W." stamp on the fore edge of the text block. Another stamp has been rubbed away from the rear pastedown. There are notations in pencil on the front endsheet. There is a contemporary owner's name on the recto of the front flyleaf. The pages are tanned. Ex-libris Oswald Train, with his bookplate on the front pastedown. Oswald Train helped found the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, and was a main figure behind Prime Press. He went on to found Oswald Train Publisher, which primarily published detective fiction, although it published a bit of science fiction as well. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle, with his notes in pencil on the front free endpaper. Bleiler CFL. Locke.
Illustrations by John Sloan. In this novel, "Big Business" controls the world's oxygen supply.