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THE FALLEN RACE ... With an Introduction by Opie Read.
New York and Chicago: F. T. Neely, Publisher, [1892]. Publisher's presentation copy "with the sincere regards of the publisher" written in ink on the title page. "A doctor-scientist and his faithful bushman companion discover a new race in an Australian desert -- a cross between a lost tribe of bushmen and some pugnacious kangaroos! These four-foot balls are ruled by a white woman who had been stranded among them as a child. Like Twain's Hank Morgan, the doctor revolutionizes the native culture with mechanical wonders. The final result is a technologically sophisticated land where governments, judges, lawyers, and police are unnecessary because of the new morality inspired by the doctor's explosives and ideals." - Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 193. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-352, five inserted plates with illustrations by Edward Mason, original two-part blue-gray and brown cloth, front, spine and rear panels stamped in gold, decorated endpapers with floral pattern printed in olive-green. First edition. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 909. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 349. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 94. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 51-2. Bleiler (1978), p. 85. Reginald 06243. Wright (III) 2243. Not in Lewis, Negley or Sargent. Tiny spot on rear cover, minute rubbing to corner tips, a bright, tight, nearly fine copy A superior copy of a scarce book seldom found in nice condition. (#135388)
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