EUREKA. Owen Hall, James Davis.

EUREKA. London: Chatto & Windus, 1899. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [1] 2-299 [300: blank] + 32-page publisher's catalogue dated September 1899 inserted at rear, title page printed in orange and black, original decorated pink cloth, front panel stamped in brown and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed, floral patterned endpapers. First edition, first issue. "Deciphering of puzzling maps and manuscripts, relating to the migrations of an army of Alexandrian Greeks, brings an expedition to the wilds of Western Australia. Here they find the 'Atalkas,' a stunted race, who dwell in a grand marble city. An obscure and extremely rare Haggard imitation that is as fine a story as some of the best Haggard novels." - Stuart A. Teitler, Eureka! (Kaleidoscope Books 1975), catalogue 29, #231. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 995. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 392. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 103. Teitler and Locke, By the World Forgot (2013) 566. Bleiler (1978), p. 92. Reginald 06671. A bit of soiling along lower edge of front cover, small chip from lower fore-edge corner of rear cover, printed 1899 date erased from the title page. (This is the deaccessioned copy described by Locke in Spectrum.) A rare book. (#165870).

Price: $1,750.00

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