THE BARBAROUS BRITISHERS: A TIP-TOP NOVEL. London: John Lane, Bodley Head, [1896]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-95 [96: blank], original pictorial brown wrappers printed in dark green, all edges untrimmed. First edition. A parody of Grant Allen's THE BRITISH BARBARIANS (1895). "Paralleling Allen's novel incident by incident, with grotesque variations on the major characters, the parody extends even to the pictorial title page [and cover], which is a travesty of Aubrey Beardsley's work for Allen's book ... An excellent job." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2197. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 22. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 214. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 66. Bleiler (1978), p. 195. Reginald 14206. Several wrinkles to wrappers along lower overlapping edges, but a fine copy of a fragile book published only in this paper binding. Scarce. (#96118).

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