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THE HAMPDENSHIRE WONDER .
London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd., 1911 - Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [1-2] 3-295 [296: printer's imprint], original dark green cloth, front panel ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind. First edition, probable first binding. One of the major science fiction novels published in Britain prior to World War II. This story of a homo superior in contemporary society influenced Stapledon's ODD JOHN. "The first important novel about a superman, and in many respects still the best." - Bleiler, Science- Fiction: The Early Years 182. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-15; (1981) 1-21; (1987) 1-11; (1995) 1-11; and (2004) II- 113. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 068. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 32 (binding variant B; no sequence established). Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 103-05. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 945-49. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 21. Reginald 01157. A fine copy in fine printed dust jacket. Uncommon in this condition. (#114522) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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