258 Pages; 19 Chapters. Pages Tight, Moderate Page Wear; Previou Owner Name On Front End Page. Page Edges Darkened. Pages Slightly Warped. End Pages Show Some Smudges And Staining. Faded Light Green Hard Covers With Gild Lettering And Design On Front And Spine. Moderate Shelf Wear; Some Discoloration Spots And Staining On Covers; Slight Wear On Corners, Spine Ends, And Edges. Rare Vintage Copy. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: The Quickening Of Caliban; A Modern Story Of...
Editorial: The Cassell Pub Co
Año de publicación: 1893
Condición del libro: Fair
Descripción Cassell and Company, Limited n.d. ., London, Paris and Melbourne, 1893. Octavo, pp. [1-4]  2-275 [276: printer's imprint] + inserted leaf with reviews of Rickett's "The Christ that Is to Be" and -page publisher's catalogue dated "7 G--4.93" at rear, original dark green cloth, front panel ruled in brown, spine panel lettered in gold and ruled in brown, rear panel plain, decorated endpapers with floral pattern printed in olive-green. First edition. Rickett's SF novel "suggests that a more natural (i.e. perhaps, less evolved) branch of Homo sapiens continues to exist in Africa. The two branches are able to breed together, and do." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, p. 1008. "Alternate branch of human evolution, more spontaneous and nearer to nature exists in Africa. Reactions of one of its members in England, accessible to better spiritual influences of a girl who is herself of 'mixed blood,' are examined within a story of narrow caste morality verses true religiousness." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 54. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 94. Teitler (2013) 1037. Reginald 37670. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Not in Wolff. Early owner's penciled signature on front free endpaper. Slight spine lean, mild rubbing to cloth, a near fine, bright copy. A very uncommon book. (#148823). Nº de ref. de la librería 148823