THE SEA GIRL. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1930. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-302 [303-304: blank] [note: final leaf is a blank], original yellow-orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown. First edition. In the 1990s mankind faces annihilation at the hands of an advanced humanoid race dwelling in caverns beneath the Pacific ocean. This novel was first published as a six-part serial in ARGOSY, 2 March - 6 April 1929. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 533. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 227. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 63. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 54. Reginald 03695. From the Jack Warring collection with his signature and rubber-stamped name and address and 3 October 1930 date stamp on front free endpaper. Slight spine lean, some mild soiling to cloth and light soiling and tanning to page edges, a very good copy in very good, bright four-color pictorial dust wrapper (reproducing an Argosy cover illustrating the story painted by Robert A. Graef) with light wear along top and bottom edges, mainly spine ends and corner tips, and dust soiling to spine and rear panels. Overall, an attractive example of the dust jacket. A pretty nice copy of a book seldom found in superior condition. (#156827).
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