Robert Crome - The Crack of Doom - Digby, Long and Co., 1895, First Edition.


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London, Digby, Long and Co., 1895. First edition, first impression. Hardback. A very good copy. One of the earliest science fiction novels examining nuclear war. "this novel of a nuclear device to shake civilization marks the first occurrence of a theme which would dominate the next century." [Clute, SFE, p81] "historically very significant for its clear fictional statement of matter and energy." [Bleiler, Early Years, p506]. Some sunning to the spine and a little softening to the spine tips and corners. Owner's inscription in pencil, and a little foxing. 8pp ads to the rear dated May 1895. [11081, Hyraxia Books].


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