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    J. H. Rosny. J. O. Bercher, illustrator. The Quest for Fire A Novel of Prehistoric Times. Pictures by J. O. Bercher. Translation by Harold Talbott. [New York]: Pantheon Books, [1967]

    First English edition. 193 pages. Many attractive full page illustrations throughout the text.

    Publisher's illustrated cloth boards, with white, red, pink, orange, and yellow. Spine is yellow with lettering in black and orange. Pressed endpapers. Minor rubbing to the covers, smudge to the upper right corner of the cover. Altogether a tight and very good copy.

    J. H. Rosny is the pseudonym utilized by the Belgian brothers Joseph Henri Honoré Boex (1856 - 1940) and Séraphin Justin François Boex (1859 - 1948). After 1909 the bothers began to work separately, with Joseph Boex using J. H. Rosny aîné (J. H. Rosny Sr.) and Seraphin using J. H. Rosny jeune (J. H. Rosny Jr.) Originally published in French as La Guerre du Feu in 1911 by J. H. Rosny aîné, it was first published in English in 1967. This well known work was then produced as a movie of the same name in 1981.

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