Item #14466 NEW BODIES FOR OLD. Maurice Renard.


New York: The Macaulay Company, [1923]. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vi [vii-viii] [vii (a)-viii (a)] 9-308 [309-310: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original olive green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black, all edges stained green. First edition in English. The author's first and best novel, first published in 1908 as LE DOCTEUR LERNE. Renard "...stands out as one of the most original authors to emerge at the beginning of the twentieth century... LE DOCTEUR LERNE impresses the reader with its up-to-date flavor and topicality. In his best pages, Maurice Renard comes across as someone far ahead of his time, someone who could be called a science fiction visionary." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 560-63. "...a major step toward a recognizable, modern science fiction..." - Anatomy of Wonder (1981), p. 13. "...generally regarded in France as the most important native SF writer for the period 1900-1930..." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, p. 1003. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1855. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 646. Bleiler (1978), p. 165. Reginald 12141. A fine copy in fine printed dust jacket (printed on green paper stock). A superior copy of a book seldom found in nice condition. (14466). Item #14466

Price: $650.00

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