THE COLLAPSE OF HOMO SAPIENS. London & New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1923]. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-viii [ix-x] xi-xii 1-276, original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition, first binding. Time traveler visits England two hundred years in the future. English civilization has been destroyed by wars with socialists and Blacks. The few survivors live in the woods and cannot believe that scientific and mechanical aids ever existed. One of the better awful warning stories published in Britain between the World Wars. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-457. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 906. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 347. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 50. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749, p. 237. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 148. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 94. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 172. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 241. Bleiler (1978), p. 85. Reginald 06203. Touch of rubbing to cloth at edges, minor spot on front cover, a very good copy. A nice, bright copy. (#20267).

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"First published June 1923" on copyright page.