When Mankind Was Young (presentation copy from the author).

By: Austin, F. Britten

Price: £40.00

Quantity: 1 available

Grading: Solid VG copy (lacking the dustjacket).


Collection of linked stories set in prehistoric times. In Bleiler's Checklist of SF & Supernatural Fiction, 1978, p. 12. PRESENTATION COPY, SIGNED AND DATED BY THE AUTHOR/''To Charles (?), who makes splendid music of his appreciations, hoping he will like these barbaric (?), from his friend, F. Britten Austin, 7 June 1927''.

''(1885-1941) UK author and WW1 army captain, most noted for his collections of stories illustrating problems for UK military security arising in Future Wars from new weapons and tactics: In Action: Studies of War (1913) and The War-God Walks Again (1926). The latter volume is occasionally eloquent; whether ''When the War-God Walks Again'' (October 1927 Chums) directly duplicates material from the book itself has not been established. Austin also wrote several volumes of linked stories, each comprising a kind of anthropological romance telling the development of a significant aspect of Man's history through the ages; examples are A Saga of the Sea (1929), where a ship's history is told, and A Saga of the Sword (1928). The first and last stories of each of these collections tend to infringe upon sf material and concerns. His other works also include some marginal sf; for example, the final tale in The Red Flag (1932) is set in 1977'' (John Clute & David Langford/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition)..

Title: When Mankind Was Young (presentation copy from the author).

Author Name: Austin, F. Britten

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Co.: NY.: 1927.

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Solid VG copy (lacking the dustjacket).

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 40659