AN ENTIRELY NEW FEATURE OF A THRILLING NOVEL! ENTITLED THE SOCIAL WAR OF THE YEAR 1900; OR, THE CONSPIRATORS AND LOVERS ... A LESSON FOR SAINTS AND SINNERS! Philadelphia, Pa: Published by "Landis Publishing Society," 1872. Octavo, pp. [1-2] 3-401 [402: blank] 403-416: publisher's ads, original purple cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, yellow endpapers. First edition. "Sociological upheavals and, finally, a devastating plague, are features of a novel of the future, at once both boring and bizarre." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 132. "Emphasis is on conspiracy and revolt, but an authoritarian constitution is provided." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 60. "... in effect continues the American Gothic tradition of George Lippard in combining lurid sensationalism and sexual elements with a nasty messianic urge." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1266. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 487. Wright(II) 1503. Spine panel a bit sunned, gold stamping tarnished, light wear at spine ends and corner tips, several bleached spots on rear panel, a sound, good, internally clean copy of a scarce book. OCLC reports just two holdings. (#139861).
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