New York: Hodder and Stoughton / George H. Doran Company. . First American Edition. Hardcover. Octavo, original red cloth, spine and front cover ruled and lettered in gilt - the first binding, all edges trimmed. 252 pp. Frontispiece plus 15 additional black & white plates by Harry Roundtree tipped in throughout the text and included in the pagination. 9,613 copies issued. Small mark on front free endpaper, cloth slightly rubbed at head & heel of spine panel, spine slightly tanned with the gilt a trifle dull. A very good, sound copy. Greene & Gibson A38c. Very Good. Item #311906
¶ A catastrophe novel in which the earth passes through a region of 'poisoned ether' and most of the World's population appears to have died. The second Professor Challenger novel. It should be noted that Professor Challenger's servent, Austin, was almost certainly the inspiration behind P.G. Wodehouse's Jeeves (see Richard Usborne's WODEHOUSE AT WORK TO THE END (p. 205).