THE DUST WHICH IS GOD: AN UNDIMENSIONAL ADVENTURE. [Ranworth Hall, Norwich]: Samurai Press, 1907. Small octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-62 [63: blank] [64: publisher's ads], original gray boards with spine lettering printed in black, printed paper label affixed to front panel, top edge stained gray. First edition. A strongly fantastic novella combining elements of the mad scientist, the conte philosophique, the occult interplanetary, bizarre cosmology, and a visit from the ancient Greek mathematician Diophantus. Unusual conception, sophisticated treatment. "A short cosmic vision of three progressive worlds showing the evolution of the race towards perfection." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), pp. 144-45. "Quite well-written, and reminiscent in some aspects of its structure of Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol". - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume III, p. 78. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985), p. 141. Bleiler (1978), p. 188. Reginald 13781. A near fine copy, clean and with no wear to delicate board binding. Scarce. (#148844).
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