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Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-3] 4  6-426, original decorated olive-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold. First edition. The title leaf bears a printed copyright notice dated "September 29, 1890." The following leaf, headed "A Story of the North Pole Country," the novel's subtitle, bears the publisher's imprint and a 1893 publication date. The DLC copy was deposited 17 August 1893. Science fiction novel of the discovery of an ancient utopian civilization inhabiting the north polar region. There are a number of imaginative incidents, including a description of a novel method of execution of those who do not follow the prescribed religion: the victims are carried off by flying vampire-dragons to vast underground caverns where their blood is slowly drained. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 921. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 358. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Teitler 523. Not in Lewis, Negley, or Roemer. Bleiler (1978), p. 86. Reginald 06318. Wright (III) 2262. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, a very good copy with bright cover stamping. A scarce book. (#151791). N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : THE KE WHONKUS PEOPLE .
Éditeur : Vincent Publishing Company 1893.]
Date d'édition : 1893
Description du livre Vincent Publishing Company, Indianapolis, IN, 1893. HARDCOVER. État : VERY GOOD. FIRST EDITION. Early, and very scarce science fiction work (of the "lost race" genre) in which the author writes through the persona of his "old and esteemed friend, Captain Sampson De Lilly." Red-brown cloth boards with gilt lettering. 426 pp. Corners lightly bumped. Evidence of past front-hinge repair, and a few tiny spots to top-and-fore-edges. No markings whatsoever. Clean, tight binding. N° de réf. du libraire 62359
Description du livre Vincent Publishing Co., Indianapolis, 1893. First edition. Reddish-brown cloth. Front hinge cracked and repiared with archival tape; front cover lightly soiled. Bookplate and owner signature on endpapers. Text clean and tight. A hardcover book in good condition. A very scarce early Lost Race science fiction/fantasy novel. N° de réf. du libraire 91765