DIE LETZTEN MENSCHEN. Leipzig: Verlag von Georg Wigand, n.d. [1905]. Small octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-146 [147-148: ads], inserted frontispiece (photographic portrait of the author), stiff vellum paper wrappers printed in red and black, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition, first printing. A catastrophe novel about the end of mankind. Frederick Jacobsen (1853-1919) was a jurist and writer whose main work consists of a series of religious and philosophical books. In the fantastic genre two books are known: DIE LETZTEN MENSCHEN (The Last Man) 1905 and DIE GEISTERINSEL (The Haunted Island) 1917. Lexikon 1, p. 139. Bloch (2002) 1590. Not in Nagl. Spine ends and corners worn, a very good copy. KVK reports 3 copies; OCLC adds one more. There was a second printing of this book, both are rare. (#140759).

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