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Titre : THE QUEEN OF APPALACHIA
Éditeur : The Abbey Press Publishers ., London, New York, Montreal
Date d'édition : 1901
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-245 [246-248: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], inserted frontispiece (photographic portrait of the author), title page printed in red and black, original red cloth, front panel printed in olive-green and white, spine panel stamped in white, all edges untrimmed. First edition. A complex and eccentric novel -- a "lost race" of pioneers, trapped in caverns generations ago, develop advanced science, and elect a Queen for life. "The hero is a queer genius. We venture to say there is no book exactly like this on the planet" - Abbey trade catalogue. "A romantic novel, includes the isolated underground country "Appalachia", peopled by the descendants of early American pioneers." - Teitler. "Mostly adventure. Eutopia is an Arcadian monarchy combined with advanced technology." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 124. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 244. Costes and Altairac 308. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 B-753. A very good copy. Stuart Teitler's copy from his collection of lost race fiction. This very scarce book was one of Stuart's major lacunae for many years. (#151774). N° de réf. du libraire 151774
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