THE HEADS OF CERBERUS. Reading, Pa. Polaris Press, 1952. Octavo, cloth. First edition. 1500 copies printed of which this is one of 1490 clothbound copies, this is copy number 785. The first of the two Polaris Press books. Introduction by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach. Fantasy (in the style of A. Merritt who was once credited with this pseudonym) set in 2118 in Philadelphia where city government has evolved into a religious tyranny. Reprinted from a 1919 Street & Smith pulp, THE THRILL BOOK, this novel is considered to be the first work of fantasy to envisage the parallel time concept. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1085. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 163. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 718-19. A fine copy in fine dust jacket (supplied on some copies) and paper slipcase. (#153747).
First edition so stated on colophon page.