UNDER THE DESERT STARS: A NOVEL. New York: Washington Square Publishing Company, 1923. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] vii [viii]  2-317 [318-320: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], ten full-page illustrations, one on an inserted frontispiece, by L. C. Van Benscoten, original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white. First edition. An eccentric adventure novel set in North Africa with fantastic elements, including a long dream sequence of a journey by spacecraft to a utopian Mars in the far future, as well as the abduction of the heroine by a cave man! "A work of imagination and action." - Teitler and Locke, By the World Forgot (2013) 707. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Teitler (2013) 707. Bleiler (1978), p. 116. Reginald 08408. Not in Locke, Voyages in Space (2011). Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 K-381. The usual minor loss of white enamel lettering on spine panel, a nearly fine copy in very good pictorial dust jacket with light wear at edges, mainly spine ends and corner tips, and the $2.00 printed price on the spine panel erased. (#165162).
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