George Griffith - THE GREAT CRELLIN COMET (in) “Pearson’s Weekly” Extra Christmas Number London – C. Arthur Pearson, Ltd. 1897. Wraps. 48pp, plus covers. Tabloid.
An important SF story in which missiles are used to destroy a giant comet that is endangering Earth. The earliest known work in which a countdown from 10 to zero takes place, pre-dating that given by NASA by some 20 years. Subsequently reprinted in Gambles With Destiny (1899)
Author George Griffith
Publisher C Arthur Pearson, Ltd.
Condition Edges of front cover soiled, corners slightly bumped, some light yellowing. About very good.