A Story Between Jest and Earnest.London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1935 Stock Code: 138977
First issue review copy of the "homo superior"First edition, first impression, first issue, with advertisements dated May 1935 ("535"); here a review copy, with the publisher's presentation slip loosely inserted. One of Stapledon's most significant novels, the protagonist a super-intelligent Nietzschean Übermensch, developing the themes of Beresford's Hampdenshire Wonder of 1911. The novel coined the term "homo superior".
Octavo. Original blue cloth, spine lettered in blue. With the dust jacket.
Spine very lightly sunned, a little bowed, some foxing; a very good copy in like jacket, small notation to spine panel, soiled, creased, and a little chipped, but still bright without loss to detail.
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