ARTABANZANUS: THE DEMON OF THE GREAT LAKE. AN ALLEGORICAL ROMANCE OF TASMANIA. ARRANGED FROM THE DIARY OF THE LATE OLIVER UBERTUS by William M. Ferrar. London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, E. C., 1896. Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-314, original burgundy and green two-part cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, all edges untrimmed. First edition. "A hard book to define. As the subtitle suggests, this is an allegory, but the motif is of a lost race nature; i.e., a vast populous land under the ground that in some respects parallels various surface nations but differs in some technological and psychic sciences. The adventures taking place are fantastic in the extreme and [I] view it as legitimate lost race despite its mild religious bent and dream-rationale." - Teitler, Eureka! Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Teitler and Locke, By the World Forgot (2013) 412. Miller and Macartney (1956), p. 174. A couple of mild rubs to edges, a fine copy. (#165824).
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