ATTRACTION OF THE COMPASS: A ROMANCE OF THE NORTH, BASED UPON FACTS OF A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. Long Beach, Cal. Press of Dove & Courtney, 1912. Octavo, pp. [1-10] 11-308 [309-314] [note: first and last three leaves are blanks], two plates with photographic illustrations, original brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in dark brown, pictorial paper onlay affixed to front cover. First edition. Discovery of an Eden-like land in the Arctic inhabited by descendants of a band of fifteenth-century Norwegian pirates who have established a utopian community. A second edition was published in Long Beach in 1915 by Seaside Printing as ATTRACTION OF THE COMPASS OR THE BLONDE ESKIMO. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 252. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Bleiler (1978), p. 62. Reginald 04436. Not in Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925. Endpapers foxed, a very good copy. Quite scarce. (#148907).
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