London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1933. First edition. Hardcover. 379pp. Octavo [20 cm] Original black cloth with the spine lettered in gold. The edges of the spine and covers are gently bumped and rubbed, and the boards are very slightly warped. The edges of the text block are foxed; the top edge is darkened. With the black and red printed dust jacket in very good condition. The surface shows light wear, and there are multiple small losses from the edges. The largest loss is from the paper at the head of the jacket's spine, and measures just under 2" wide by 1/2" deep. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle. Bleiler CFL. Locke. Reginald 00487. Item #37972
A futuristic novel set in the 1980s, in which an international aircraft syndicate has taken over all forms of global communications and as a result, controls the world.