New York: Frank Tousey, Publisher, 34 & 36 North Moore Street, 1893. Early, if not the first, printing of this edition. Series advert to rear cover lists through #15 of the series. 22,  pp. Text triple column. Adverts last 2 pages. Large wood engraved image to front wrapper. 11-5/8" x 8". Printed paper wrappers, stapled. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age toning & browning to paper. Small critter nibble to lower right corner of text block [no text affected]. An About VG copy. Item #49165
An early tale from this popular series, which began in 1876 [cf. Dime Novel Companion, p. 220-221]. Some speculate Frank Reade was an inspiration for the coming Tom Swift series [ca 1910], as each of the series' protaginists is quite the inventor of futuristic devices, which give rise to fantastic adventures.