William Delisle Hay - The Doom of the Great City Being the Narrative of a Survivor Written A.D. 1942 - Newman & Co., n.d. [1880], First Edition.


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London, Newman & Co., n.d. [1880]. First edition, first impression. Hardback. A very good copy. An important a uncommon book. One of the earliest examples of an urban apocalypse, in this case, London with a secondary focus on deterioriating morality, and a primary focus on the air pollution setting it up, in some respects, as an example of climate fiction (not sure I can bring myself to use cli-fi). No copies located in commerce, Possibly the wraps issue with an early rebind. The endpaper is followed by the title page, but the verso of the endpaper matches the title page really well, so I suspect this could be as issued. No wrappers bound in. Bookplate of Franz James Mankiewicz to the front pastedown, almost certainly the father of Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the director. Some tearing to the foreedge, all fixed. Some creasing [10793, Hyraxia Books].


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