Hugo Gernsback. Ralph 124 C 41 +, A Romance of the Year 2660. Boston: The Stratford Company, 1925.

    First edition. Octavo. 293 pages. Frontispiece, plus ten black and white plates illustrated by Frank R. Paul.

    Blue cloth. Gilt lettering to front cover and spine. Currey's binding state B. Slightly cocked. Mild rubbing to extremities. Front hinge starting. Rubber stamp of previous owner on front pastedown and front free endpaper. A nice copy in very good condition.

    The classic first novel by publisher and author Gernsback, who did more than anyone to popularize the genre of science fiction by founding Amazing Stories magazine. Gernsback made some prescient speculations about future technologies which have since become commonplace, such as television, solar power, radar, and tape recorders. "The creaky plot concentrates upon a love story involving the world's foremost scientist and is unique in the period in having a Martian as the 'other man'." (Barron) From the Frank Collection.

    Barron 2-80. Bleiler. Currey.

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