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THE POISON BELT by  Arthur Conan Doyle - First edition - [1913] - from John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB and Biblio.com

THE POISON BELT

by Doyle, Arthur Conan

Condition: Previous owners name and date in ink to front free endpaper, scattered foxing throughout, light uniform sunning to spine panel (


London, New York, Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton, [1913]. First edition. Previous owners name and date in ink to front free endpaper, scattered foxing throughout, light uniform sunning to spine panel (less than usual) with a few fade spots to front cover, a bright very good copy. Lawrence Solomon book label affixed to front paste-down. No dust jacket. (19970). Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] vii-viii [1-2] 3-199 [200: blank], sixteen inserted plates with illustrations by Harry Rountree, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in black, spine panel stamped in black and gold. The second Professor Challenger story. A catastrophe novel in which the earth passes through a region of "poisoned ether." "...one of Doyle's finest stories..." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 613. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 1-32. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 266. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 42. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 71. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1702-04. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 63. Reginald 04502. Green and Gibson A38a.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Poison Belt follows on from The Lost World, but this time Professor Challenger trades the jungle setting for a room in his own house. Edward Malone, Lord John Roxton, and Professor Summerlee arrive at the Professor's home, each with a tank of oxygen - the result of receiving a puzzling behest from Challenger via telegraph. Challenger and his wife usher them into a sealed room - in his research the Professor has predicted that a poisonous ether belt is about to reach the earth and quite likely cause the end of the humanity.


  • Bookseller: John W. Knott, Jr., Bookseller, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 19970
  • Title: THE POISON BELT
  • Author: Doyle, Arthur Conan
  • Book condition: Used - Previous owners name and date in ink to front free endpaper, scattered foxing throughout, light uniform sunning to spine panel (
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
  • Place: London, New York, Toronto
  • Date published: [1913]
  • Keywords: SF
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