Lot 821: Griffith (George)



2015-06-29 14:43:52

Lot 821: Griffith (George). The Angel of the Revolution. A Tale of the Coming Terror, 1st ed., 1893, 17 black and white plates by Fred T. Jane, rear endpaper loosening, a few light spots, original blue cloth gilt, spine a little darkened and rubbed at ends, light edgewear, 8vo, together with Olga Romanoff or the Siren of the Skies. A Sequel to "The Angel of the Revolution", 1st ed., 1894, black and white frontispiece, 3 pp. advertisements at end, a little light spotting, original decorative moire cloth, spine and edges rubbed, 8vo. First work: "Epic novel of future global conflict, fought out not only on the ground but in the air as well, Griffith was the first writer to successfully to apply (in terms of public appeal) futuristic technology to the already popular future war novel." (Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy). (2) Dominic Winter's Children’s & Illustrated Books Auction June 2015 Thursday, 11th June 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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