Spotswood, Christopher (cited as editor, but actually the author)

Edité par Printed at the "Examiner" and "Tasmanian" Office [1888]., Launceston, Tasmania, 1888
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion / Soft cover / Quantité : 1
Vendeur Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB (Elizabethtown, NY, Etats-Unis)
Disponible auprès d'autres vendeurs
Afficher tous les  exemplaires de ce livre
Ajouter au panier
Prix: EUR 946,21
Autre devise
Livraison : EUR 3,67
Vers Etats-Unis
Destinations, frais et délais

Mettre de côté

Au sujet du livre

Détails bibliographiques


Éditeur : Printed at the "Examiner" and "Tasmanian" Office [1888]., Launceston, Tasmania

Date d'édition : 1888

Reliure : Soft cover

Edition : 1st Edition

Description :

Small octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-40, original dark green pebble-grain limp cloth wrappers, front cover stamped in black, floral endpapers. First edition. First-person fictional account (presented as a factual memoir) of an English sailor, separated from his whaler in the antipodes and cast up on a warm Antarctic land with unusual flora and fauna and an intelligent race of ethically-advanced people, the Bencolians. This 17,000-word Robinsonade thus merges into a utopian fantasy. The hero declines the temptation of remaining there as an honored guest and, taking with him some gold dust and a large diamond, he sets off in a handmade boat and finds a ship to bring him home. An unusual aspect of the story, running counter to the usual social values of British fiction in this period, is the hero's decision, in spite of his sudden wealth, "to keep in business, as it was an occupation, which everyone ought to have, whether well off or not." A pleasantly told -- if unspectacular, tale -- and a very scarce book, with no copies recorded in any of the libraries of COPAC (including the British Library). This book was one of Stuart's major lacunae for many years. Blackford, et al., Strange Constellations: A History of Australian Science Fiction, p. 20; 228. Larnach, Materials Towards a Checklist of Australian Fantasy to 1937 (1950), p. 21. Australian and New Zealand "Lost Race" Fiction in the Collection of Stuart Teitler (private list), p. 3. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 103. Teitler 1143. Reginald 13502. Day, The Supplemental Checklist of Fantastic Literature, p. 82 (giving page count erroneously as 372). Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Miller, p. 638. A fine copy. OCLC reports 7 copies, all but one in Australian libraries. No copies reported by COPAC. (#151808). N° de réf. du libraire 151808

Librairie et conditions de vente

Modes de paiement

Le libraire accepte les modes de paiement suivants :

  • American Express
  • Carte Bleue
  • EuroCard/MasterCard
  • Visa

[Chercher dans le catalogue du libraire]

[Afficher le catalogue du vendeur]

[Poser une question au libraire]

Libraire : Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB
Adresse : Elizabethtown, NY, Etats-Unis

Vendeur AbeBooks depuis : 7 juillet 1998
Evaluation du vendeur : Evaluation 5 étoiles

Conditions de vente :

ALL ITEMS are subject to prior sale. Items may be reserved by telephone or e-mail. Available
items will be held for 7 days pending receipt of payment or submission of credit account details.
To help us identify your requested items, your inquiry/order should include the item identification
number, as well as author, title, and list price.

REMITTANCE: Payment for material ordered on the website must be made by credit card

SHIPPING: Cost of shipment is charg...

[Pour plus d'information]

Conditions de livraison :

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

Description de la librairie : Mail and Internet sales only.