THE NIGHT LAND: A LOVE TALE. London: Eveleigh Nash, 1912. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii [viii] ix [x] 11-583 [584: printer's imprint] + -page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, original red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel ruled in blind. First edition. Issued with and without publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, no priority, this copy has the catalogue. "... Hodgson's quintessential work of fantastic imagination. Although it is science fiction, Hodgson, in his evocation of The Last Redoubt of human civilization, sustaining itself against perpetual siege by other-dimensional malignity, has created a mood of soul-threatening damnation that transcends all earlier works of Satanism, witchcraft, werewolves and vampires combined." - Sam Moskowitz (introduction to THE DREAM OF X by Hodgson, p. 9). "An extraordinary fantasy of the time when the sun is dead and mankind maintains itself in two vast metal pyramids." - Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 41. "... as a visionary phantasmagoria it is without parallel." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 3-178. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 1-99 and (2004) II-534. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 94. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 817. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1105. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 28. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 426. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 146. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 114-15. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 574. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 498. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, pp. 203-04. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1105-10. Tymn (ed), Horror Literature 3-110. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 101. Reginald 07287. Spine panel just a bit soiled, touch of wear to lower front corner tips, page edges a bit dusty, a few mild spots to endpapers, a very good copy with clean binding and bright gold stamping. A lovely copy of a major work of twentieth-century fantastic fiction. (#158450).
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