SHE: A HISTORY OF ADVENTURE. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1887. Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-317 [318: blank] [319-320: ads], double-page color-lithograph plate on single folded sheet inserted before title leaf, original decorated blue cloth over bevel-edged boards, front and spine panels stamped in gold, brown on blue-gray swan and ship endpapers. First British (and first hardcover) edition. 10,000 copies printed. The U.S. Harper & Brothers edition was published 24 December 1886, a week before the British edition published 1 January 1887. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-88; (1981) 1-89; (1987) 1-46; (1995) 1-46; and (2004) II-476. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-74. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 724. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 974. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 14. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 383. Schlobin, The Literature of Fantasy 462. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature III, pp. 1396-1401. Survey of Science Fiction Literature IV, pp. 1908-12. Tymn (ed), Fantasy Literature, pp. 92-3. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 90. Reginald 06563. Sadleir 1092. Wolff 2881. Scott 5. Whatmore F4. Touch of wear at upper spine end and and lower front corner tip, very slight spine lean (as is often the case with this book), a fine, bright copy with tight inner hinges. An uncommon book in this condition. A lovely copy. (#169963).
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