THE DISSOLUTION: A PROJECTED DRAMA. By Ritter Dandelyon [pseudonym]. New York: G. W. Dillingham, Publisher, Successor to G. W. Carleton & Co., 1894. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-xvii [xviii] xix-xxxvi 37-219 [220-224] [note: first and last two leaves are blanks], original pictorial olive-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, floral patterned endpapers. First edition. "An eccentric historical romance set among pre-Christian Germanic tribes adhering to Norse religion, with flowery speeches and Elizabethan pronouns to cast a varnish of pseudo-Biblical authority over the work. The main part of the romance is preceded by a rambling 12-page expository preface that touches on utopias, Christianity, and science; and a verse preface and prologue; and a lengthy epigraph from Richard Waqner's 'Heldenthum and Christenthum.'" - Robert Eldridge. The Teitler lost race catalogue says this is a "prehistoric fantasy;" it isn't. Wright III 721. Contemporary ownership signature on title page dated 1894. Spine cloth spotted, with several spots on front cover, bottom edge of text block and endpapers, a sound, good copy. OCLC records 4 copies, just three in America (#147945).
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