UNDREAM'D OF SHORES. New York: Brentano's Publishers, [1924]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-336 [337-338: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], title page printed in orange and black, original yellow green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in orange and ruled in blind, top edge stained red, other edges untrimmed. First edition. Collects twelve stories and an epilogue. A mixed collection which includes "The Temple to the Forgotten Dead," a good utopian lost race story considerably expanded as PANTOPIA (1930). "A Lunatic" presents a philosophical conversation between two strangers and ends on a utopian note that is commingled with a bitter misanthropy. "St. Peter's Difficulty" is a fable set in heaven. "A Chinese Tale" has some remarks about torture that are remarkably graphic. Dark stories about passion and madness. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 544. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). NCBEL IV 1054. A bright, clean, near fine copy. (#113997).

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