The MONARCH Of The MOON; or, Frank Reade Jr.'s Exploits In Africa With His Electric "Thunderer." Frank Reade Library. Vol. VII. No. 166. August 20, 1897. Dime Novel, "Noname.", Luis. 1863 - 1939 pseudonym for Senarens.

The MONARCH Of The MOON; or, Frank Reade Jr.'s Exploits In Africa With His Electric "Thunderer." Frank Reade Library. Vol. VII. No. 166. August 20, 1897.

New York: Frank Tousey, Publisher, 29 West 26th Street, 1897. Early, if not first, printing of this edition. Series advert to rear cover lists through #162 of the series. 14, [2] pp. Text triple column. Adverts last 2 pages. Large wood engraved image to front wrapper. 11-3/4" x 8-3/8". Printed paper wrappers, stapled. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age toning & browning to paper, small stain in upper right. Withal, a VG copy. Item #49259

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 protaginist is quite the inventor of futuristic devices, which, in turn, give rise to fantastic adventures.

OCLC shows only one institutional holding of this edition.

Rare.

Price: $145.00