POSEIDON'S PARADISE: THE ROMANCE OF ATLANTIS. San Francisco: The Clemens Publishing Co., 1892. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-4] 5-305 [306: blank] [note: leaf preceding title leaf is frontispiece map], two plans in text, original burgundy cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, floral patterned endpapers. First edition. Issued in cloth and in wrappers, this being one of the former. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Birkmaier on the front flyleaf: "To Sister Annie, / with love of / Elizabeth G. Birkmaier / Alameda, / Oct. 24, 1892." "... the earliest pseudo-historical novel by an American to use Atlantis as a setting." - Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 076. Clareson, The Emergence of American Science Fiction: 1880-1915, pp. 180-81. Eichner, Atlantean Chronicles, p. 140. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 34. Teitler and Locke, By the World Forgot (2013) 129. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 23. Reginald 01332. Not in Wright. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, several bubbles to cloth on front panel, spine panel a bit sunned, a very good copy. Newspaper clippings with reviews of the novel pasted to two blank pages at rear of book. (#156820).

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