ROSAMOND THE SECOND: BEING THE TRUE RECORD OF THE UNPARALLELED ROMANCE OF ONE CLAUDIUS FULLER. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [1-10] 1-163 [164-166: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], original pictorial dark blue cloth, front panel stamped in light blue, white and brown, spine panel stamped in light blue and brown. First edition. Faustian science fiction. A brilliant scientist's offer of marriage is rejected by the woman he loves because she fears the consequences of his possible success in discovering the secret of eternal life. The rebuffed scientist continues his experiments, discovers and synthesizes the essential fluids of the human brain, and constructs clockwork androids, using the brain fluid to give them artificial intelligence. But the androids have no souls and the double of the scientist's girl friend ("as perfect a companion, as a man ever had -- provided he wound her up") cannot love him. He destroys the androids and wins the hand of the human Rosamond. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978), Reginald (1979; 1992), or Day (1963). Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 M-658. A very good copy. A nice copy of a very imaginative and quite uncommon book. (#107052).
"April, 1910" on copyright page.