THE SEA GIRL. Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1930. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-302 [303-304: blank] [note: final leaf is a blank], original yellow-orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown. First edition. In the 1990s mankind faces annihilation at the hands of an advanced humanoid race dwelling in caverns beneath the Pacific ocean. This novel was first published as a six-part serial in ARGOSY, 2 March - 6 April 1929. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 533. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 227. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 63. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 54. Reginald 03695. Just a touch of discoloration to cloth, top edge of text block a bit dusty, a nearly fine copy in bright, very good four-color pictorial dust wrapper (with illustration by Robert A. Graef) with wear and shallow loss along top and bottom edges, mainly spine ends and corner tips, and dust soiling to rear panels. (#161269).
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