SPHINX. David Lindsay.

SPHINX. London: John Long, Limited, [1923]. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] 7-318 [319: ads] [320: blank], original decorated sea green cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in black and blind. First edition. The author's third book. "SPHINX (1923) places muted metaphysical images of the same type [as those found in A VOYAGE TO ARCTURUS (1920) and THE HAUNTED WOMAN (1922)] in a conventional domestic drama: a hapless young man becomes entangled with two women while trying to perfect a machine to record the deep, unremembered dreams that contain the hidden truth of human existence." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 583. SPHINX "comes closer to traditional science-fiction than anything else Lindsay was to write." - Wolfe, David Lindsay, p. 56. "Most critics have dismissed SPHINX as a failure, but I find it curiously fascinating." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1021. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1344. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 140. Bleiler (1978), p. 124. Reginald 09073. A bright, nearly fine copy. A very scarce book, especially in nice condition. (#151700).

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