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    S[ydney] Fowler Wright. The World Below. New York, Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co., 1930. First U.S. edition. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-viii 1-344, original gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. Top edge of text block a bit dusty, tiny nick in cloth at bottom edge of rear cover, else a bright, near fine copy in good pictorial dust jacket (designed by Hermann Post) with wear and fraying at edges, small chip from lower rear corner tip, rubbing along folds, and several closed tears with internal tape reinforcement (no show through). Uncommon jacket.

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    The U.S. edition adds a preface by Wright dated "New York, January 15, 1930" that did not appear in the 1929 Collins edition. A superior novel in which Wright explores human evolution based on degeneration of the race due primarily to continual destruction of past civilizations through the misuse of scientific discoveries. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-72; (1981) 2-128; (1987) 2-144; (1995) 2-154; and (2004) II-1293. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2437. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 833. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 58. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 150. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 235. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1217. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 188. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2497-2500. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 213. Reginald 15670.



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    Auction Dates
    February, 2016
    25th Thursday
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