THE DEMIGODS. London: Jarrolds Publishers (London) Limited, . Octavo, original light brown cloth, spine panel stamped in black, pictorial endpapers. First edition. A race of highly intelligent ant-like creatures dwelling underground in Africa prepare to take over the world. Probably intended as an awful warning story concerning the rise of fascist states in Europe and the conflict to come. An underrated novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-111. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978). p. 74. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 31. Bleiler (1978), p. 20. Reginald 01099. First four leaves and page edges foxed, two literary agency labels affixed to the title page, a good copy in poor to good pictorial dust jacket with short tears and chips at edges, small chip to center front spine fold, and several unattractive tape mends. The first edition is an uncommon book; the jacket is rare. (#147996).
"First Published in 1939" on copyright page.