HAWK OF THE WILDERNESS. William L. Chester.

HAWK OF THE WILDERNESS. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1936. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-308 [309-312: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed, pictorial endpapers. First edition. Fantastic adventure story set in an unknown Arctic region north of Siberia. The first "Kioga" novel, first published as a serial in BLUE BOOK in 1935-1936. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 42. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-11. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 157. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 42. Reginald 02927. A fine copy in good pictorial dust jacket with wear and shallow chipping along top and bottom edges, mostly spine ends, corner tips and along top edge of front panel, 15 mm ragged tear to rear panel with loss of several letters on three lines of descriptive text in ad for this title, 35 mm closed tear along top edge of front spine fold, 95 mm closed tear along top edge of front flap fold, and clipped price. A very tough book in a decent example of a rare jacket. (#162460).

Price: $750.00

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"FIRST EDITION / A-L" on copyright page.