THE NEW EDEN. London and New York: Longmans, Green and Co., 1892. Octavo, pp. [1-9] 10-258 [259: printer's imprint] [260: blank] [note: pages (3-6), the frontispiece and illustrated title page, a conjugate leaf, is inserted] + 24-page publisher's catalogue dated "6/92" inserted at rear, inserted frontispiece, original pictorial salmon cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, black coated endpapers. First edition. Hyne's second speculative novel, in which a scientist isolates a boy and girl on two remote tropical islands for experimental purposes. "A Robinsonade of feral man, embodying a philosophy of social development ... An interesting document, surprisingly frank for its period, and prepared without the sensationalism of Hyne's other work. It is reasonably rigorous within the author's frame of reference." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1152. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 120. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, p. 128. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 49. Bleiler (1978), p. 106. Reginald 07687. Cloth a bit dust soiled, some minor spotting to front and spine panels, a tight, very good copy. A nice, above average copy of this uncommon book. (#77296).

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