A DEMIGOD: A NOVEL. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1887. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-7] 8-337 [338: blank] -12: ads, flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white, brown coated endpapers. First edition. An early American science fiction novel with a homo superior theme concerning one Hector Vyr, "evolved from ordinary humanity by a long-continued process of artificial selection, aided by auspicious fortune." The book "appeared anonymously and aroused much interest and curiosity at the time." - DAB. "Told with the full detail and naturalistic approach of a late Victorian novel. The characters, allowing for the superlatives needed by the story, are well drawn, and the local color is plentiful and convincing. Perhaps too long for its matter, but still enjoyable Darwinian fiction." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1170. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 10. Bleiler (1948), p. 24. Reginald 07743. Wright (III) 2896. Spine ends a bit worn, corner tips rubbed, a tight, clean, very good copy. (#95200).
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