The Hampdenshire Wonder.London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1911 Stock Code: 130366
The original WunderkindFirst edition, first impression, signed by the author facing the title page. The author's first book and a significant work in early science fiction, Beresford's novel was among the first to include a "Wunderkind", a child prodigy enhanced through scientific meddling. Bleiler considers it to be "the first important novel about a superman, and in many respects still the best" (Bleiler). The work is exceedingly scarce in the dust jacket, and is especially so signed. A blue-cloth binding variant was also produced, with no known priority of issue.
Octavo. Original dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt. With dust jacket.
A near-fine copy in the bright dust jacket, minor chips at extremities, 2 short splits to folds, spine panel toned showing outline of overprice sticker.
With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.
Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220