THE INVINCIBLE ADAM. George Sylvester Viereck, Paul Eldridge.

THE INVINCIBLE ADAM. New York: Liveright, Inc., Publishers, [1932]. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-2] [i-xii] [xiii-xiv] 1-451 [452: blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original black cloth, spine stamped in gold, t.e.g., fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition. Copy number 5 of 100 numbered copies signed by Viereck. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Viereck to his son Peter on the first blank: "For the Invincible Peter / from / his / Invincible Father / 1932. The third book of a fantasy trilogy, this one being "the story of the protohuman Kotikokura ... A sweeping pseudo-allegorical fantasy, lavishly decorated with irony, presenting psychosexual theories that are only slightly tongue-in-cheek. The authors' breezily casual treatment of history is amusing, and their determination to challenge (and if possible offend) conventional moral sensibility has a certain debonair panache." - Barron (ed), Fantasy and Horror (1999) 5-298. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 47. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature IV, pp. 1918-21. Not in Bloch (2002; 2010). Bleiler (1978), p. 200. Reginald 04752. Bookplate of Peter Viereck affixed to front paste-down. Light wear along bottom edge of front cover, minor dog-ears to upper corners of first few leaves, a bright, nearly fine copy in very good three-color pictorial dust jacket (with illustration by Remour Ponsaing) with wear at edges and shallow chips from upper spine end. (#152524).

Price: $1,000.00

See all items in Prehistoric Fiction
Printing identification statement for this book:
No statement of printing. "ONE HUNDRED / AUTOGRAPHED COPIES OF / THE INVINCIBLE ADAM / HAVE BEEN SPECIALLY BOUND / FOR PRESENTATION BY / MR. VIERECK" on limitation page.