THE DAY OF THE BROWN HORDE. Richard Tooker, Presley.

THE DAY OF THE BROWN HORDE. New York: Payson & Clarke Ltd, 1929. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-309 [310: colophon] [311-312: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original tan cloth, spine panel stamped in black, top edge stained black. First edition. The author's first book. A novel about human evolution and the survival of the fittest by an admirer of Jack London featuring cavemen who sacrifice babies to plesiosaurs and hunt bison in the valley that now forms the Gulf of California. Tooker "is best remembered for THE DAY OF THE BROWN HORDE (1929) ... which deals, like most of the prehistoric-sf subgenre, with the onset of human consciousness." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1234. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 47. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 751. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 213. Bleiler (1978), p. 194. Reginald 14181. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 2427. A clean, very good copy in good pictorial dust jacket with shelf wear at edges, shallow loss at lower spine end with internal tape mend, some general dust soiling, and age tanning to spine panel and along flap folds. (#151135).

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"First Printing, October, 1929" on copyright page.