THE CENTAURIANS: A NOVEL. New York: Broadway Publishing Co., . Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-2] 3-339 [340-342: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original red cloth, front and spine panel stamped in gold, fore and bottom edges rough trimmed. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription by Lottie L. Biagi on the front free endpaper. "The construction of a curious vehicle called 'The Propellier," which is similar to Edgar Rice Burroughs' 'Iron Mole' used in the Pellucidar adventures, is used to carry the heroes across the Arctic ice and water to an unknown land beyond the North Pole. The land is populated by two warring semi-barbaric races and the 'Centauri,' a highly advanced race, whose achievements in the arts and sciences go beyond that of Europe and the USA. In one part of the story, the hero is taken into outer space ; the goal is the Moon but they do not make it." - Teitler and Locke, By the World Forgot (2013) 125. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 196. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 33. Locke, Voyages in Space (2013) V 126. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 149. Bleiler (1978), p. 22. Reginald 01243. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 B-578. Bookplate of William Harry Hopkins affixed to the front paste-down. Spine panel lightly sunned, a tight, clean, very good copy. An uncommon book. (#165815).
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