IONIA; LAND OF WISE MEN AND FAIR WOMEN. Alexander Craig.

IONIA; LAND OF WISE MEN AND FAIR WOMEN. Chicago: E. A. Weeks Co., 1898. Octavo, pp. [1-10] [1-7] 8-301 [302-310: blank] [note first two and last two leaves are used as front and rear paste-downs and free endpapers], six inserted plates with illustrations by J. C. Leyendecker, original pictorial gray buckram, front, spine and rear panels stamped in brown, green, yellow and black (cover designed by Leyendecker), t.e.g. First edition. Presentation copy with inscription dated 1900 by Craig on half title page. "A young English philanthropist visits a hidden country in the Himalayas where a race descended from the Greeks and the Danes have solved humanity's problems by practicing principles proclaimed by a warrior-king long ago; common land, limited inheritance, and eugenics with a vengeance ..." - Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, pp. 203-04. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-51. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 494. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 202. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 48. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 237. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 60. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 115. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 72. Bleiler (1978), p. 51. Reginald 03514. Wright (III) 1242. Cloth lightly rubbed at spine ends and corner tips and just a bit dust soiled, a very good, tight copy. Very scarce. (#130704).

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