DARKNESS AND DAWN. Boston: Small, Maynard and Company Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-x [xi-xii] [1-2] 3-672 [673-676: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], four inserted plates (including color frontispiece) by P. J. Monahan, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, pictorial endpapers. First edition. An important early American science fiction novel utilizing the catastrophe motif. The three-part story was originally published as serials in CAVALIER in 1912 and 1913. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-73; (1981) 1-67; (1987) 1-33; (1995) 1-33; and (2004) II-383. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 673. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 283. Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 58-9. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 79. Survey of Science Fiction Literature I, pp. 484-87. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 79. Reginald 04904. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 E-194. Hanna, A Mirror for the Nation 1097. Rideout, The Radical Novel in the United States 1900-1954, p. 294. Penciled signature of an early owner dated 21 March 1914 on the half title page. Just a touch of rubbing to corner tips, a bright, fine copy. An excellent copy of this book. Quite scarce in this condition. (#164539).
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