DR. HEIDENHOFF'S PROCESS. Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1884. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-234 [235-236: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original red cloth, printed paper label affixed to spine panel, top edge untrimmed, other edges rough trimmed, brown coated endpapers. First British edition. Bellamy's second novel, preceded by a light romance SIX TO ONE: A NANTUCKET IDYL, published in 1878. "When his DOCTOR HEIDENHOFF'S PROCESS appeared in 1880, he was acclaimed as the lineal descendant of Hawthorne, and [William Dean] Howells described the book as 'one of the finest feats in the region of romance.' This work, like the 'romance of immortality' MRS. LUDINGTON'S SISTER (1884) which followed, made use of Bellamy's study of psychic phenomena, a subject in which he always had a lively, though in no sense morbid, interest." - DAB. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-12 and (1981) 1-16. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 057. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 31 (describing a similar copy). Quinn, American Fiction, p. 491. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 25, 378-80, 395. Bleiler (1987), p. 20. Reginald 01065. A clean, tight, very good copy. A scarce edition of this novel. (#150975).

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