The Pyromaniac signed by the author by Arthur Allen Bruce
A very rare first edition book as The Pyromaniac is one of the first science fiction novels to mention a heat ray gun. The author, Arthur Allen Bruce, was a prolific English write on a range of topics from art to and history. Yet Bruce published one science fiction novel. This scarce copy is in good ++ condition with an unclipped dust jacket..
Original yellow cloth boards with light bumping of the corners and spine ends. Very light rubbing. Signed presentation copy on the front free page. Comments about the book hand written on the front flap. Very slight lean. The contents are clean and lightly browned. The dust jacket is lightly soiled with a piece missing on the front cover. Sellotape repairs on the folds internally. Chipping of the edges. Small loss to the spine ends. 8vo 211pp
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