THE DEMIGODS. London: Jarrolds Publishers (London) Limited, . Octavo, original light brown cloth, spine panel stamped in black, pictorial endpapers. First edition. A race of highly intelligent ant-like creatures dwelling underground in Africa prepare to take over the world. Probably intended as an awful warning story concerning the rise of fascist states in Europe and the conflict to come. An underrated, virtually unknown novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-111. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978). p. 74. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 31. Bleiler (1978), p. 20. Reginald 01099. Top edge of text block just a bit dusty, a bright, nearly fine copy in very good pictorial 8/6 dust jacket with mild wear, mainly spine ends, professionally mended, a bit of fade to light blue ink on spine, and some dust soiling to rear panel. The first edition is an uncommon book; the jacket is rare. A stunning copy. Enclosed in a custom cloth clamshell box. (#156401).
"First Published in 1939" on copyright page.