THE NO-DIN: ROMANCE, HISTORY AND SCIENCE OF PRE-HISTORIC RACES OF AMERICA AND OTHER LANDS. Christy, Mo. Published by the Author, 1899. Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-335 i-ii i-v [1-4: blank] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks], inserted frontispiece and double page map, other illustrations in the text, original decorated brown cloth, front cover stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. In remote antediluvian times (8,250 years after the creation of Adam) the continent of "Tula" (Eden) in the South Pacific is destroyed by earthquakes and volcanism caused by a passing comet. Some inhabitants escape the catastrophe in a fleet of airships (the "No-din" is one of the airships) and surface vessels to colonize "Amurica," "Atlantuz," "Ophur" and other lands. A crank science fiction romance that attempts to explain the origin and diffusion of man and reconcile the existence the prehistoric races of America and other lands as well as ancient mythical civilizations (Atlantis, Mu, Ophir) with Biblical tradition. Marginally utopian. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Wright (III) 1345. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Small book label of an early owner affixed to front paste-down. A tight, clean, very good copy. A very uncommon book. (#147336).
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