THE WRECK OF THE SOUTH POLE OR THE GREAT DISSEMBLER AND OTHER STRANGE TALES. New York: Street & Smith, Publishers, [1899]. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-222, fly leaves at front and rear, title page printed in red and black, original pictorial tan cloth, front panel stamped in orange and black, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. "The Wreck of the South Pole," pages [7]-76, is a lost race fiction in which a shipwreck survivor discovers a humanoid race in the Antarctic that possess telepathic powers and advanced technology. "Detailed eutopia based on ESP." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 119. Several of the other eleven stories are fantastic. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 387. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 102. Bleiler (1978), p. 90. Reginald 06588. Not in Wright. Private owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down. Cloth just a bit soiled, mainly on spine, a very good copy with gilt fairly bright on spine panel. A well above average copy; scarce in this condition. (#136054).

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