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Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship, or The Naval Terror of the Seas (The Tom Swift Series, Book 18) by  Victor Appleton - First Edition - 1915 - from Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA and Biblio.com

Tom Swift and His Aerial Warship, or The Naval Terror of the Seas (The Tom Swift Series, Book 18)

by Appleton, Victor

Condition: Near Fine/No Jacket


Grosset & Dunlap, 1915. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First edition. Copyright page lists through Aerial Warship; ad following text lists through Big Tunnel. No jacket, front hinge starting. 1915 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. iv, 218 pp. 8vo. "The story was written in 1915, and World War I, known as The Great War, was already in progress. As the story opens, Tom is explaining his newest invention to his friend, Ned Newton. Just as Tom is in the middle of explaining the problems he is having, a fire erupts in one of the sheds, where explosives are stored. After the fire has been put out, careful investigation shows that the fire was set deliberately. In preparation for presenting his new airship to the United States Government, Tom has invited a Lieutenant Marbury, from the Navy, to review his ship." "Tom Swift (in some versions Tom Swift, Jr.) is the name of the central character in five series, totaling over 100 volumes, of juvenile science fiction and adventure novels that emphasize science, invention, and technology. The character was created by Edward Stratemeyer, the founder of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, a book-packaging firm,. His adventures have been written by a number of different ghostwriters over the years. Most of the books are published under the collective pseudonym Victor Appleton. The 33 volumes of the second series use the pseudonym Victor Appleton II. The character first appeared in 1910. New titles have been published as recently as 2007. Most of the various series focus on Tom
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