The Final War: A Story of the Great Betrayal. Illustrated by Ernest F. Sherie

London: C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd, 1896. First Edition. Octavo. Publisher's pictorial cloth; ix, 464pp; frontispiece and 15 inserted leaves of plates (not reckoned in pagination). Minor wear to board edges; front endpaper partially cracked along gutter, with webbing exposed but hinge holding strong; Very Good. An American edition appeared the same year.

Future war fantasy in which, "...the American Navy intervenes on the British side, Russian revolutionaries capture the Tsar, the Indian Army storms across Persia to attack Russia, and the new Thomson Electric Rifle gives the British troops a devastating secret weapon" (Clarke p.121ff). BLEILER (Science-Fiction: The Early Years) 2192. CLARKE (Voices Prophesying War) p.232.

Price: $125.00

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