SYBARIS, AND OTHER HOMES. Edward Hale.

SYBARIS, AND OTHER HOMES. Boston: Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1869. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-xiv [xv-xvi] [1] 2-206 [207-208: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original terra cotta cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold and blind, brown coated endpapers. First edition. In the title story, "My Visit to Sybaris. From the Rev. Frederic Ingham's Papers," pp. [1]-87, a utopian colony of Sybarites is discovered off the coast of Italy. "A quiet eutopia of gentle, good-humored people. Includes a variety of miscellaneous reforms" (Sargent, p. 57). Also includes the continuation, "A Week in Sybaris." The other stories are mainly reform literature. Kopp 832. Parrington, American Dreams, pp. 44-7. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, p. 189. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 57 and p. 58. Bleiler (1948) p. 138. Reginald 06636. Not in Bleiler (1978). Wright (II) 1059. Spine ends worn and frayed with shallow loss, a bright, very good copy. A small card with two-line note signed by Hale is laid in. (#138264).

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