ERIC OF THE STRONG HEART. London: John Long, Limited, . Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-254 [255: ads] [256: blank], original decorated brown cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in black. First edition, first printing. A lost race novel, first published as a five-part serial in weekly installments of RAILROAD MAN'S MAGAZINE, 16 November 1918–15 January 1919, set on Rangarok, a warm polar island inhabited by two European lost races and the Trolls, aboriginal pygmies who control delusional magic. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 653. See Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 663. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 77. Bleiler (1978), p. 67. Reginald 12504. Embossed stamp of William Hopkins (noted collector of fantastic fiction) on rear free endpaper. Cloth lightly rubbed along bottom edges, some scattered foxing to preliminary and terminal leaves, else a clean, tight, very good copy. An above average copy of this book. The first printing is very uncommon. (#137394).
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