THE SEA GIRL. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1930. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-302 [303-304: blank] [note: final leaf is a blank], original yellow-orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown. First edition. In the 1990s mankind faces annihilation at the hands of an advanced humanoid race dwelling in caverns beneath the Pacific ocean. This novel was first published as a six-part serial in ARGOSY, 2 March - 6 April 1929. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 533. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 227. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 63. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 54. Reginald 03695. Owner's name and address in ink on front free endpaper. Slight spine lean, light wear to cloth at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, a bit of patchy discoloration to cloth (a dye problem common to this binding, not abuse), some light tanning and soiling to edges of text block, a very good copy in very good, bright four-color pictorial dust wrapper (with illustration by Robert A. Graef) with edge wear, shallow fraying with some loss at lower spine end and corner tips, small chip from upper edge of rear panel and a bit of associated creasing, 12x45 mm chip from upper spine end (no loss to spine lettering), and light dust soiling to spine and rear panels. (#105654).
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