HE, A COMPANION TO SHE. BEING A HISTORY OF THE ADVENTURES OF J. THEODOSIUS ARISTOPHANO ON THE ISLAND OF RAPA NUI IN SEARCH OF HIS IMMORTAL ANCESTOR. New York: Norman L. Munro, Publisher, 24 and 26 Vandewater St., . Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-213 [214: blank] [215-224: ads], map and illustrations in text, original pictorial white wrappers printed in gray, orange and black. First edition, later printing. Issued as "Munro's Library, Double Number," volume 50, number 721, April 1, 1887. The publisher's ads at rear of the first printing list titles in this series through number 721; this early reissue extends the list to number 739, "BESS," A COMPANION TO "JESS." "Munro's Library. Double number" is printed at top edge of front cover and the rear cover advertises the New York Family Story Paper. This novel is not a parody; "it is a full-length lost race novel in its own right, describing a race of Aztec-Phoencian ancestry on Easter Island." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 14. It was collected in THEY: THREE PARODIES OF H. RIDER HAGGARD'S SHE, edited by R. Reginald and Douglas Menville (New York: Arno Press, 1978). Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-59. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 514. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 241. Teitler and Locke, By the World Forgot (2013) 34. Bleiler (1978), p. 59. Reginald 04115. Whatmore PL8. Wrappers soiled, spine panel torn but largely intact, rear cover detached, all is repairable, a good copy. (#167300).
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