ERIC OF THE STRONG HEART. London: John Long, Limited, . Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-254 [255: ads] [256: blank], original decorated brown cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in black. First edition, first printing. A presentation copy, with signed inscription (circa 1941) by Emanuel on the half title page, which he "retrieved" and inscribed to his friend "Dirce" in May 1958. A lost race novel, first published as a five-part serial in weekly installments of RAILROAD MAN'S MAGAZINE, 16 November 1918–15 January 1919, set on Rangarok, a warm polar island inhabited by two lost races of European origin and the Trolls, aboriginal pygmies who control delusional magic. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 653. See Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 663. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 77. Bleiler (1978), p. 67. Reginald 12504. Bookplate of noted collector of fantastic fiction William Harry Hopkins affixed to front paste-down. The pictorial front panel of the book's dust jacket is pasted to the front free endpaper. Touch of wear to cloth at spine ends, a bright, nearly fine copy. A well above average copy of this book. The first printing is very uncommon. (#152470).
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