Printed paper wrappers, stapled. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve
1892 · New York
by [Dime Novel]. "Noname." [pseudonym for Senarens, Luis. 1863 - 1939]
New York: Frank Tousey, Publisher, 34 & 36 North Moore Street, 1892. Early, if not first, printing of this edition. Series advert to rear cover lists through #112 of the series. Printed paper wrappers, stapled. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age toning & browning to paper, bit of edge rash to lower right corner. Withal, a VG copy.. 14,  pp. Text triple column. Adverts last 2-1/2 pages. Large wood engraved image to front wrapper. 11-1/2" x 8-5/16"
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. (Inventory #: 49260)