THE PAGAN'S PROGRESS. New York: A. S. Barnes & Company, 1904. Small octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xv [xvi] xvii [xviii] xix [xx] 1-258 [259-260: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], six inserted plates (including color frontispiece) with illustrations by John Rae, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in black and white, spine panel stamped in white. First edition. "A pseudo-historical romance of the caveman, this narrative has as its focus the spiritual awareness of man; specifically, after the death of his mate, the caveman 'sees' her in the forest and realizes the fact of eternal life rather than 'dissolution -- decay -- dust -- nothing.'" - Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-115. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 45. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 582. Bleiler (1978), p. 143. Reginald 10391. Spine lean, small stain at bottom edge of rear cover, vertical crease to rear free endpaper, a bright, very good copy with the highly perishable white enamel stamping intact on the front and spine panels. (#148280).
"September" on copyright page.