Very scarce with the wrapper
Beresford, J.D. ~ The Hampdenshire Wonder
Sidgwick & Jackson, London : 1911
The First UK printing published by Sidgwick & Jackson, London in 1911. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition with the publisher's original green cloth with titles in gilt to the spine. Some ghosting / mottling to the spine and boards. The binding remains tight. Mild pushing at the spine tips. The gilt titling remains bright. This copy presumably in the second state binding without gilt titles to the upper board (seen on some copies in blue cloth), although Locke gives no priority to either of the variants. Very light toning and spotting to the text-block with some mild offsetting to the blank end-papers. Free from inscriptions. The WRAPPER is complete and is in near Fine condition. a hot of toning to the spine and some very light age related markings else an exceptional example which is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. 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 very sharp copy and seldom found in such collectible condition.
CONDITION: Very Good++
JACKET: Near Fine