(#172992) THE PRE-HISTORIC WORLD ... Translated from the French by Mary J. Safford. Elie Berthet, Bertrand.

THE PRE-HISTORIC WORLD ... Translated from the French by Mary J. Safford. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, [1879]. Octavo, pp. [1-2] 3-8 [9-10] 11-310 + undated 14-page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, fly leaves at front and rear, inserted frontispiece, publisher's pictorial brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, decorated brown coated endpapers. First U.S. edition. Novel of prehistoric man translated from ROMANS PRÉHISTORIQUES: LE MONDE INCONNU (1876). "Using the definitive scientific studies of the period, this is a romance of early man in the Gallic landscape couched in three tales, each placed in a separate era -- the Stone Age, a thousand years later in the "Polished Stone Age," and finally in the early age of metals" (Norman Kane). Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 41. Bleiler (1978), p. 22. Reginald 01206. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corners, a tight, bright, very good copy. (#172992).

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