THE SEA GIRL. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1930. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-302 [303-304: blank] [note: final leaf is a blank], original yellow-orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown. First edition. Signed by Cummings. In the 1990s mankind faces annihilation at the hands of an advanced humanoid race dwelling in caverns beneath the Pacific ocean. This novel was first published as a six-part serial in ARGOSY, 2 March - 6 April 1929. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 533. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 227. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 63. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 54. Reginald 03695. A fine copy in bright, nearly fine four-color pictorial dust wrapper (illustration by Robert A. Graef) with touch of wear at edges, mostly spine ends and corner tips, some dust soiling to rear panel, and faint damp stain to lower third of spine panel. Overall, a very attractive example of both book and jacket. A sharp of of a book rarely found in superior condition. (#149908).
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