THE MAN AMONG THE MONKEYS: OR, NINETY DAYS IN APELAND. TO WHICH IS ADDED THE PHILOSOPHER AND HIS MONKEYS, THE PROFESSOR AND THE CROCODILE, AND OTHER STRANGE STORIES OF MEN AND ANIMALS. London: Ward, Lock, and Tyler, Paternoster Row, 1873. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii]  10-312, [313-320: ads], sixteen inserted plates with seventeen illustrations, some by Gustave Dore, original pictorial blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, "M" in "MAN" in brown, "M" in "MONKEYS" in green on front panel, rear panel stamped in blind, yellow coated endpapers. First edition in English. Published as part of the "Beeton's Boy's Own Library" series (so indicated at head of title). First published in Paris by Michel-Levy in 1857 as Les Emotions de Polydore Marasquin. Social and Darwinian satire. Castaway becomes king of an intelligent race of monkeys. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, 8 (1981), 50. Reginald 06197. Bleiler (1978), p. 84, citing the more common 1888 Vizetelly edition published as The Emotions of Polydore Marasquin. Library label of the High School of Glasgow dated 1875 affixed to front paste-down. Cloth lightly worn at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, spine panel a bit dull, edges of text block darkened, some foxing to preliminary and terminal leaves, several signatures slightly proud, hairline crack along portion of inner rear hinge, still a very good copy. A better than average copy of a very uncommon book rarely found in nice condition. (#148372).
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