London: London: Ward, Lock & Co. Limited. 1905. First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. 1st edition, 1st issue with the author's name misspelled "M.P. Sheil" on title leaf. Octavo, original decorated yellow cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, red and green. 317 pp. +  pp ads at rear, frontispiece and two additional black & white plates by Henry Austin inserted in the text. Author's Presentation copy with brief inscription in Shiel's hand to fellow writer and Shiel acolyte Terence Ian Fytton Armstrong (a.k.a. John Gawsworth) on title leaf: "F. A. / from M. P. Shiel." Realm of Redonda bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Light foxing to preliminary leaves, "W.H. Smith & Sons London" blindstamp on front free endpaper. Spine panel a bit darkened with light wear at tips, general rubbing to the designs on the cloth covers; a very good copy. An excellent association copy. Very Good. Item #311491
¶ Future war novel of a conflict between Russia and Japan.