THE BRITISH BARBARIANS: A HILL-TOP NOVEL. London: John Lane, Vigo Street. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1895. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xxiii [xxiv]  2-202 + 14-page and 16-page publisher's catalogues inserted at rear, original pictorial olive-green cloth, front and rear panels stamped in white, spine panel stamped in gold and white, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. First edition. "Grant Allen was a Darwinian. Like Wells, he used the future to mirror the evils of the present, and his THE BRITISH BARBARIANS (1895) presents a scientist from a distant future working as an anthropologist among a savage tribe in an English suburb ..." - Aldiss and Wingrove, Trillion Year Spree, p. 142. "Very good satire." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 59. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-15. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 90-1. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 36. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 010. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 21. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 20. Bleiler (1978), p. 4. Reginald 00194. Wolff 100. Early owner's signature on front free endpaper. Touch of rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corner tips, a very good, attractive copy. (#90064).
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