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    Garrett P[utman] Serviss. The Moon Metal. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1900. First edition. Small octavo, pp. [1-4] 1-163 [164], original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in white, light green, and silver, spine panel stamped in white. Early owner's name and address in ink on front free endpaper. Binding slightly leaned, top edge of text block a bit dusty, a bight, tight, very good copy of an attractive book.

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    The second of four science fiction novels by Serviss, the first to be published as a book. Basically, a catastrophe novel. Following the discovery of a rare metal that replaces gold as the world's monetary standard human greed reduces the moon to rubble and the earth narrowly escapes destruction. "Serviss's best story." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1996. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-148. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 681. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 26. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 192. Locke, Voyages in Space 190. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 81. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 177. Reginald 12902. Wright (III) 4869.



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