Titre : GOBI OR SHAMO; A STORY OF THREE SONGS .
Éditeur : Longmans, Green, and Co, London and New York
Date d'édition : 1889
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, pp. [1-4] 1-376 [377-378: ads] [379-380: blank] [note last leaf is a blank] + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "August 1889" inserted at rear, original bevel-edged blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, top edge untrimmed, white endpapers with ship and swan decoration printed in light green. First edition. Descendants of Ionian Greeks discovered in hidden valley in Central Asia. Their technology has advanced beyond that of the rest of the world. A well regarded novel by a friend of H. Rider Haggard. "A classy example of the lost race subgenre." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-129. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1594. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 163. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 82. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 39. Bleiler (1978), p. 146. Reginald 10540. Owner's signature in ink on front free endpaper and recto of half title leaf. Binding slightly leaned, cloth worn along small area of lower edge of front cover and at corner tips, a clean, tight, very good copy with bright cover stamping. (#95490). N° de réf. du libraire 95490
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