Oct 27, 2022 - Sale 2619

Sale 2619 - Lot 234

Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
VILLIERS DE L'ISLE-ADAM, Auguste, Comte de. L'Eve Future. Half-title. Small 8vo, bound in later full red morocco, spine gilt in one compartment, top edges and turn-ins gilt, original printed wrappers in red and black bound in (front wrapper trimmed with loss of author's name along top edges, and small paper repair to bottom corner), 1-page publisher's advertisement on verso of half-title, 3 pp. table of contents at end. First edition in book form (first published serially in La Vie Moderne, 18 July 1885 - 27 March 1886). "A remarkable work that deserves more attention than it has received. Although it has had little influence in the English-speaking world, it is undoubtedly to be ranked in quality and thought-provoking power with Frankenstein, Erewhon, and We." Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2259. Paris: de Brunhoff, 1886