First English edition. 8vo. Plates; 1p. advertisement and 32pp. publisher's catalogue (correctly dated October 1886). Original pictorial pale blue cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in brown & white, gilt edges.
A bright and clean first UK edition of this classic sci-fi yarn by French maestro Jules Verne, originally published in France as Robur-le-Conquérant. The story was made into a 1961 movie, Master of the World, with Vincent Price as Robur.
First edition. 8vo. Original green cloth. Dust-jacket, correctly priced 12s6d.
An intriguing combination of authors: "Each of the three 'tales of imagination' in this book is by a master of the art, and there is enough incident and invention in each of them to surpass most full-length novels." (jacket blurb). The Peake tale Boy in Darkness features Titus, from the Gormenghast books.