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., 1887. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-213 [214: blank], map and illustrations in text, rebound in modern cloth (with leather title label affixed to spine panel) without the wrappers or the five leaves of ads at the rear. First edition, first printing. Issued as "Munro's Library, Double Number," volume 50, number 721, April 1, 1887. The publisher's ads at rear list titles in this series through number 721, this title (later issues extend the list); "Munro's Library. Double number" printed at top edge of front cover; variant rear cover advertising the New York Family Story Paper instead of numbers 695 through 715 of "Munro's Library. Unabridged Edition." "A companion volume to Haggard's SHE, this is not a parody but 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. This work 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. Text paper tanned, but supple, a good reading copy. (#172180).

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