THE PAGAN'S PROGRESS. New York: A. S. Barnes & Company, 1904. Small octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-xv [xvi] xvii [xviii] xix [xx] 1-258 [259-260: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], six inserted plates (including color frontispiece) with illustrations by John Rae, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in black and white, spine panel stamped in white. First edition. "A pseudo-historical romance of the caveman, this narrative has as its focus the spiritual awareness of man; specifically, after the death of his mate, the caveman 'sees' her in the forest and realizes the fact of eternal life rather than 'dissolution -- decay -- dust -- nothing.'" - Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-115. Angenot and Khouri, "An International Bibliography of Prehistoric Fiction," SFS, VIII (March 1981), 45. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 582. Bleiler (1978), p. 143. Reginald 10391. Early gift inscription on front free endpaper. Spine lean, cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, a very good copy. (#90824).
"September" on copyright page.