IN HUNDERT JAHREN. REICH ILLUSTRIERTER ROMAN. Leipzig und Dresden-Radebeul: F. E. Bilz, 1907. Octavo, pp. [1-2] 1-1130 [1131-1132] [1133-1134: ads], 30 inserted plates, about half of which are full-color chromolithographs, 188 illustrations, some full page, in the text, original gray cloth stamped in black, pictorial paper onlays affixed to front and rear panels. First edition. A utopian novel set in the year 2048 presenting the author’s optimistic theories about the natural man and his place in the world. If mankind follows his natural health teachings the result will be a peaceful united world. The nature of marriage, free love, equal rights for men and women, disarmament, a common global language, and telegraphic contact with the planet Mars are some of the topics covered in this mammoth novel which is profusely illustrated with anatomical explanations and medical applications. Friedrich Eduard Bilz (1842-1922) is an important figure in the natural healing field, He devoted his life to natural healing and social reform, operated a famous sanitarium, and invented Sinalco, now the oldest European soft drink. Lexikon 1, pp. 43-4. Negley, Utopian Literature 107. Bloch (2002) 424. Kretzmann, The Pre-War German Utopian Novel (1890-1914), Ph.D. diss., Brown University, May, 1936, p. 210. A bright, nearly fine copy. (#132568).
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