Item #25531 THE HEADS OF CERBERUS. Gertrude Barrows Bennett, "Francis Stevens.


Reading, PA: Polaris Press, 1952. Octavo, cloth. First edition. The first of the two Polaris Press books. Introduction by Lloyd Arthur Eshbach. Fantasy (in the style of A. Merritt who was once credited with this pseudonym) set in 2118 in Philadelphia where city government has evolved into a religious tyranny. Reprinted from a 1919 Street & Smith pulp, THE THRILL BOOK, this novel is considered to be the first work of fantasy to envisage the parallel time concept. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1085. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 163. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 718-19. Some tanned spots to cloth and along spine edges, a very good copy in a very good price clipped dust jacket (not all copies issued with jacket) which is tanned and faded save for the interior flaps, in a good paper slipcase with some fading and wear. (25531). Item #25531

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