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THE KE WHONKUS PEOPLE - Greene, John O - 1893. [1271071]
Vincent Publishing Company 1893.], [Indianapolis, Ind - Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-3] 4 [5] 6-426, original decorated brown cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold. First edition. The title leaf bears a printed copyright notice dated "September 29, 1890." The following leaf, headed "A Story of the North Pole Country," the novel's subtitle, bears the publisher's imprint and a 1893 publication date. The DLC copy was deposited 17 August 1893. Science fiction novel of the discovery of an ancient utopian civilization inhabiting the north polar region. There are a number of imaginative incidents, including a description of a novel method of execution of those who do not follow the prescribed religion: the victims are carried off by flying vampire-dragons to vast underground caverns where their blood is slowly drained. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 921. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 358. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Not in Lewis, Negley, or Roemer. Bleiler (1978), p. 86. Reginald 06318. Wright (III) 2262. Bookplate of noted collector Stuart A. Teitler affixed to front paste-down. Cloth lightly worn at spine ends and corner tips, inner front hinge repaired, a very good copy. A scarce book. (#109584) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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