THE FALLEN RACE ... With an Introduction by Opie Read. Austyn Granville.
THE FALLEN RACE ... With an Introduction by Opie Read.
THE FALLEN RACE ... With an Introduction by Opie Read.

THE FALLEN RACE ... With an Introduction by Opie Read. New York and Chicago: F. T. Neely, Publisher, [1892]. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-352, five inserted plates with illustrations by Edward Mason, original two-part blue-gray and brown cloth, front, spine and rear panels stamped in gold, decorated endpapers with floral pattern printed in olive-green. First edition. Publisher's presentation copy "with the sincere regards of the publisher" written in ink on the title page. "A doctor-scientist and his faithful bushman companion discover a new race in an Australian desert -- a cross between a lost tribe of bushmen and some pugnacious kangaroos! These four-foot balls are ruled by a white woman who had been stranded among them as a child. Like Twain's Hank Morgan, the doctor revolutionizes the native culture with mechanical wonders. The final result is a technologically sophisticated land where governments, judges, lawyers, and police are unnecessary because of the new morality inspired by the doctor's explosives and ideals." - Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 193. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 909. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 349. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 94. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 51-2. Bleiler (1978), p. 85. Reginald 06243. Wright (III) 2243. Not in Lewis, Negley or Sargent. Tiny spot on rear cover, minute rubbing to corner tips, a bright, tight, nearly fine copy A superior copy of a scarce book seldom found in nice condition. (#135388).

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