HELIONDÉ; OR, ADVENTURES IN THE SUN ... Second Edition. (Revised and Corrected.). Sydney Whiting.
HELIONDÉ; OR, ADVENTURES IN THE SUN ... Second Edition. (Revised and Corrected.)

HELIONDÉ; OR, ADVENTURES IN THE SUN ... Second Edition. (Revised and Corrected.). London: Chapman and Hall, 1855. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [i-iii] iv [v] vi-x [xi] xii-xiv [1] 2-424 [1] 2-6: ads, original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, yellow coated endpapers. Second edition, possibly comprising trimmed sheets of the first edition with eight pages of new preliminary matter. "Visionary romance whose hero finds the Sun inhabited by beautiful ethereal people; he falls in love there but ultimately must return to Earth. A slightly sickly dream of paradise." - Barron, ed., Fantasy Literature 2-156. Whiting's HELIONDÉ, dedicated to the Scottish scientist Sir David Brewster, "received numerous reviews in the press and was highly praised for its scholarly and uniquely imaginative qualities." - Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration: Invented and Apocryphal Narratives of Travel W10. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2377. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 231. Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V695. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1187. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 53. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 12. Bleiler (1978), p. 208. Reginald 15279A. Splits in cloth along outer joints and along inside rear hinge professionally repaired, a very good copy. Scarce. Enclosed in a custom blue cloth clamshell box with black leather spine label. (#137410).

Price: $350.00

Printing identification statement for this book:
"SECOND EDITION. / (REVISED AND CORRECTED.)" on title page.