‘Before Armageddon’

Before Armageddon

London:  W.H. Allen, 1975 (October 6th) hardcover;
edited and introduced by Michael Moorcock;
sub-titled “An anthology of Victorian and Edwardian imaginative fiction published before 1914 Volume I” on title page;
alternatively sub-titled “A collection of fantasy fiction” on front cover and spine;
original price:  £3·00;
180 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-491-01794-4;
cover artist: “Newman/Clarke” (design)
;
no American edition.

As stated by the book’s sub-title, “An anthology of Victorian and Edwardian imaginative fiction published before 1914”.  This was the first volume of two such anthologies, the second being England Invaded (1977).

First edition
First paperback edition:  London: Star, 1976 (December 16th);
original price:  60p;
180 pages;
I.S.B.N.:  0-352-39784-5;
cover artist:  “Paj”
(Peter Andrew Jones).

Contents (both editions):-
p. 3: Introduction by Michael Moorcock;
p. 19: ‘The Battle Of Dorkingby G.T. Chesney;
p. 73: ‘Dr Trifulgasby Jules Verne;
p. 83: ‘The Raid Of Le Vengeurby George Griffith;
p. 103: ‘The Great War In England In 1897by William Le Quex;
p. 149: ‘Life In Our New Centuryby W.J. Wintle;
p. 159: ‘The Three Drugsby E. Nesbit.