THE HEADS OF CERBERUS. Reading, Pa. Polaris Press, 1952. Octavo, cloth. First edition. 1500 copies printed of which this is one of 1490 numbered clothbound copies. The first of the two Polaris Press books. Introduction by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach. Fantasy (in the style of A. Merritt who was once credited with this pseudonym) set in 2118 in Philadelphia where city government has evolved into a religious tyranny. Reprinted from a 1919 Street & Smith pulp, THE THRILL BOOK, this novel is considered to be the first work of fantasy to envisage the parallel time concept. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1085. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 163. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 718-19. Spine panel sunned, a very good copy in rubbed and spotted paper slipcase. (#159176).
First edition so stated on colophon page.