WHEN THE WORLD SHOOK: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE GREAT ADVENTURE OF BASTIN, BICKLEY AND ARBUTHNOT. Haggard, Rider.
WHEN THE WORLD SHOOK: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE GREAT ADVENTURE OF BASTIN, BICKLEY AND ARBUTHNOT.

WHEN THE WORLD SHOOK: BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE GREAT ADVENTURE OF BASTIN, BICKLEY AND ARBUTHNOT. London, New York, Toronto and Melbourne: Cassell and Company, Ltd, [1919]. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii [1] 2-347 [348: printer's imprint], original tan cloth, front panel stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Briefly inscribed by Haggard and signed with his initials on half title page. A fantasy novel of the discovery and awakening of two Atlanteans who have been in a state of suspended animation for 250,000 years. "On a small island the 'Sons of Wisdom' have discovered all the mechanical knowledge long ago, but were defeated by barbarism. Satirical allegory." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), P. 147. Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 1-47. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 373. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 977. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 385. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 102. Teitler (2013) 555. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 90. Reginald 06575. Wolff 2891. Scott 72. Whatmore F47. Very faint damp ring on front cover, else a very good copy. (#149882).

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