(#171859) THE CASE OF SUMMERFIELD ... With an Introduction by Geraldine Bonner. Rhodes.

THE CASE OF SUMMERFIELD ... With an Introduction by Geraldine Bonner. San Francisco and New York: Paul Elder & Company, [1907]. Small octavo, pp. [1-8] i-vi [vii-viii] 1-54 [55: blank] [56: colophon] [57-62: blank] [note: first three and last three leaves are blanks], inserted frontispiece with photogravure after an oil painting by Galen J. Perrett, full red crushed morocco, spine panel lettered in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed, inner dentelles, marbled endpapers. First separate edition. 1000 copies printed by John Henry Nash. A deluxe printing of Rhodes' genre classic "The Case of Summerfield," first published in the SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, 13 May 1871 and later collected CAXTON'S BOOK: A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS, POEMS, TALES AND SKETCHES BY THE LATE W. H. RHODES, a posthumous literary miscellany published in 1876. Anthony Boucher reprinted this story in the summer 1950 issue of the MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION, terming Rhodes "in this and other stories one of the great pioneers of modern science fiction." Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-129; (1981) 1-141; (1987) 1-78; and (1995) 1-78. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1862a. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 648. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 182. Moskowitz, Science Fiction in Old San Francisco Volume I: History of the Movement from 1854 to 1890, pp. 43-61. Bleiler (1978), p. 166. Reginald 12193. Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 2093. Three small scuffs to the leather on the front panel, two small black (ink?) stains on rear panel, a very good copy. (#171859).

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"... of this first edition one thousand / copies have been issued ..." on colophon leaf.