"IN SARGASSO" MISSING: A ROMANCE. NARRATIVE OF CAPT. AUSTIN CLARKE, OF THE TRAMP STEAMER "CARRIBAS," WHO, FOR TWO YEARS, WAS A CAPTIVE AMONG THE SAVAGE PEOPLE OF THE SEAWEED SEA. New York and London: Continental Publishing Co., 1897. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-6] 7-182 [note: Title page is a cancel], frontispiece, original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition, second issue. First published in 1896 by The Transatlantic Publishing Co. A lost race novel set in the Sargasso Sea in which a sea captain is held captive by the community of castaways from derelict ships entombed there. A sly parody of the form by this hardheaded newspaper writer, featuring such details as a character who, when in pensive mood, goes to the bow of the ship and plays the Polish national anthem on his trombone. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 141. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 49. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 200. Bleiler (1978), p. 41. Reginald 02810. Not in Lewis, Negley, or Sargent. Wright (III) 964. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner tips, a sound, good copy. (#157167).
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