Very Good. Item #10639
London: George G. Harrap & Company, 1916. First Thus. Quarto. 318 pp. 40 plates, 16 of which are full color with lettered tissue guards, complete. Grey cloth binding stamped in black with oval pictorial pastedown to front. Top edge gilt. No dust jacket.
Boards lightly edgeworn, corners slightly bumped, general spotting, and a chip to pastedown. Binding is sound. Closed tears along bottom edge of front free endpaper and top edge of frontispiece tissue guard. A few pages chipped along fore-edge, but overall pages clean and unmarked.
Overall a very good copy of Clarke's first printed work, followed up with his work for Edgar Allen Poe's Tales of Mystery and Imagination in 1919.