EQUALITY. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1897. Octavo, pp. [i-ii] iii-viii 1-412 [413-420: ads], fly leaves at front and rear, original decorated blue-gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in sliver and black. First edition. Sequel to Bellamy's influential LOOKING BACKWARD 2000-1887 (1888). Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-13; (1981) 1-17; (1987) 1-7; and (1995) 1-7. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 058. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 201. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, pp. 182-83. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 111. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 66-7. Bleiler (1978), p. 20. Reginald 01066. BAL 967. Wright (III) 459. Early owner's name and date, 1 July 1897, in ink on front free endpaper. Mild damp stain to upper right margin of the text block and upper edges of the front and rear covers, a very good copy in a printed dust jacket with mild damp stain along upper edges with light show through, some age darkening to edges and spine panel, mild shelf wear to spine ends, and 50 mm closed tear along upper portion of rear flap fold. The scarce jacket is attractive overall. (#136810).
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