London: Grant Richards. 1901. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. First edition. Octavo, original tan cloth decorated and titled in black and brick-red, top edges gilt. 496 pp. The scarce First Issue, with a blank leaf before the half-title leaf, correct spelling of "The Yellow Danger" (not "The Yellow Dancer") on the preliminary ad leaf, integral title page and top edges gilt. Endpapers lightly browned, cloth somewhat dust-soiled and with a tiny stan on front panel; a very good, attractive copy. Very Good. Item #311486
¶ Perhaps the best known of Shiel's works. The story of Richard Hogarth, a man who finds a meteorite full of diamonds, builds huge steel forts with his wealth, and places them at the cross-roads of the seas. He uses this advantage to blackmail the nations of the world into peace and social progress.