(#171002) 'FAREWELL, NIKOLA'. Guy Boothby, Newell.

'FAREWELL, NIKOLA'. London, New York and Melbourne: London, New York and Melbourne: 1901. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-315 [316: printer's imprint] [317-320: ads], eight inserted plates with illustrations by Harold Piffard, original dark blue cloth, front panel stamped in black and white, spine panel stamped in black, white, and gold, pictorial paper inlay on front panel. First edition. Fourth and final novel featuring Doctor Nikola, a occult adventurer who seeks immortality. The diabolical doctor, a precursor to Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu, is considered by some to be the first fictional super villain. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, p. 40. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 243. Blackford, et al., Strange Constellations: A History of Australian Science Fiction, p. 222. Sullivan (ed), The Penguin Encyclopedia of Horror and the Supernatural, p. 47. Bleiler (1978), p. 27. Reginald 01627. Hubin (1994), p. 87. Mild rubbing to spine ends and corner tips, most of the white stamping on the spine panel perished, frontispiece tissue guard foxed, a very good copy. (#171002).

Price: $150.00

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