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    A Nice Copy of the Author's First Novel

    J. D. Beresford. The Hampdenshire Wonder. London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1911. First edition. Octavo. viii, 295, [296: printer's note] pages. Publisher's dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt and ruled in blind, front board ruled in blind, in original dust jacket. Few spots of very slight foxing on fore-edge, otherwise a fine, bright copy in near fine dust jacket, with very light foxing and light soiling at lower spine panel.

    More Information: The author's first novel. In Beresford's following science fiction novel, Goslings [aka 'A World of Women'], published in 1913, a plague empties London, resulting in an all female society (considered the first time that the idea was treated seriously by an author, predating Charlotte P. Gilman's Herland, by a couple of years. "[The Hampdenshire Wonder is] the study of a child with super intelligence; regarded by some as the best superman novel before Stapledon's Odd John" [Locke, p. 32].

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    April, 2016
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