Mar 02, 2023 - Sale 2628

Sale 2628 - Lot 250

Price Realized: $ 938
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,000
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