THE DAY OF RESIS. New York: G. W. Dillingham Co., Publishers, 1897. Octavo, pp. [iii-iv] v-vi 7-398 [399-402: ads] [note: text complete despite gap in pagination], six inserted plates with illustrations by Harry L. V. Parkhurst, original green cloth, front panel stamped in black, red and gold, spine panel stamped in black and gold. First edition. A lost race adventure novel obviously inspired by the romances of H. Rider Haggard, but unusual in having a woman protagonist. "An old manuscript directs a group of Americans to the lost African land of 'On.' This throwback country was first settled by Egyptians who fled their homeland during the Biblical plague. The giant Onians follow a bastardized version of the old Hebrew faith. The 'Day of Resis' refers to a ritual of human sacrifice which the visitors are able to escape by the skins of their teeth." - Stuart A. Teitler, Eureka! (Kaleidoscope Books 1975), catalogue 29, #327. Eugenics and euthanasia (people who have reached the age of 65 are killed during an annual ceremony); utopian and dystopian elements. Also includes a subterranean race of dwarves. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1475. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Teitler and Locke (2013) 852. Bleiler (1978), p. 137. Reginald 10014. Not in Wright. Cloth worn at spine ends and corners, cloth rubbed along fore-edges, large penciled gift inscription on front paste-down along with two tiny rubber-stamped names, a solid, good copy. A scarce book. (#165165).
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