UNTHINKABLE. [New York]: Harrison Smith and Robert Haas, 1933. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-352, original blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, top edge stained black, other edges rough-trimmed. First U.S. edition. Members of a scientific expedition are shipwrecked in the Antarctic. After many hardships the survivors find and repair a derelict ship. As they near the coast of South Africa, they learn from radio reports that a terrible war fought with nerve gas and aerial bombs has destroyed civilization and they are returning to its ruins. They resolve to "build again -- and build better!" Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 696. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749, p. 239. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 197. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 179. Reginald 13060. Just a bit of fade to cloth, else a fine copy in very good or better pictorial dust jacket (with illustration by Arthur Hawkins, Jr.) with hint of rubbing at edges and mild sunning to spine panel. (#152410).
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