THE ARTIFICIAL MOTHER: A MARITAL FANTASY by G. H. P. [pseudonym]. New York, London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1894. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-2] 3  5  7  9  11-31 [32-36: blank] [note: first two and last two leaves are blanks], six inserted plates with illustrations by A. W. van Deusen, title page printed in red and black, original pictorial olive green cloth, front panel stamped in white and brown, spine panel stamped in brown, all edges stained red. First edition. Humorous science fiction short story written, according to the author, in the 1869, describing the invention and operation of an android nurse. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 826. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 320. Bleiler (1978), p. 78. Not in Reginald. Wright (III) 4397. A fine copy. (#160710).
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