OUT OF THE SILENCE. New York: Rae D. Henkle Co., Inc. Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-310 [311-312: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original black cloth, front and spine panels stamped in silver, top edge stained black, fore-edge untrimmed, bottom edge rough trimmed. First U.S. edition. Lost race novel, first published in Australia as a book in 1925 (it was originally serialized in Melbourne's ARGUS in 1919). A member of an ancient and highly advanced civilization is discovered in Australia in a state of suspended animation and restored to consciousness. "Derivative in idea from H. Rider Haggard's WHEN THE WORLD SHOOK, but highly original in presentation ... A classic ..." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 491. "One of the finest science fiction novels to emerge from Australia ..." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 60. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-14 and (1995) 2-27. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 201. Blackford, et al., Strange Constellations: A History of Australian Science Fiction, p. 224. Larnach, Materials Towards a Checklist of Australian Fantasy to 1937 (1950), p. 10. In 333. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 177. Bleiler (1978), p. 51. Reginald 03503. Cloth worn at spine ends, front cover spotted, small book label of Darrell C. Richardson affixed to front free endpaper, a sound, good copy. (#171070).
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