SPHINX. David Lindsay.

SPHINX. [New York]: Carroll & Graf, [1988]. Octavo, boards. Second (first U.S.) edition. The author's third book. "SPHINX (1923) places muted metaphysical images of the same type [as those found in A VOYAGE TO ARCTURUS (1920) and THE HAUNTED WOMAN (1922)] in a conventional domestic drama: a hapless young man becomes entangled with two women while trying to perfect a machine to record the deep, unremembered dreams that contain the hidden truth of human existence." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 583. SPHINX "comes closer to traditional science-fiction than anything else Lindsay was to write." - Wolfe, David Lindsay, p. 56. "Most critics have dismissed SPHINX as a failure, but I find it curiously fascinating." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1021. This edition adds a 5-page introduction by Colin Wilson. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1344. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 140. Bleiler (1978), p. 124. Reginald 09073. A fine copy in nearly fine dust jacket with a touch of mild scuffing (no loss of color) on rear panel. (#159281).

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"First published in the United States of America by Carroll & Graf / Publishers, Inc. 1988" on copyright page.