London: Victor Gollanz Ltd. 1929. Reprint. Hardcover. 320pp. Duodecimo [19 cm] Black cloth over boards. Good plus. The extremities are mildly rubbed, stained and bumped. The covers are a little bit warped, and the spine is subtly slanted. There is a lengthy split in the cloth of the rear board along the joint, and there is a small, light stain on the fore edge of the text block. The text block edges are lightly foxed. The free endsheets are darkened and discolored. Several pages have thin stains in the top margins. The first edition is listed in the Bleiler checklist. Item #39288
Part of The Novels of M. P. Shiel series. Shiel is most known for his "last man on Earth" novel, The Purple Cloud.