THE MONIKINS. A TALE. By the Author of "The Spy," "The Pilot," &c. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1835. 12mo, three volumes: pp. [iii] iv-xii [1] 2-300; [i-ii] [1] 2-300; [i-ii] [1] 2-318 [319-320: blank] [note: the final blank in volume 3 (P4) is excised], original drab boards with brown leather shelf back, facsimile printed paper labels affixed to spine panels, all edges untrimmed. First edition. The Monikins are a society of monkeys inhabiting the south polar regions. "Political and economic satire in the guise of an imaginary voyage, with a fair amount of science-fictional material." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 481. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-30. Bleiler, Science Fiction: The Early Years 481. Joel Nydahl, "Early Fictional Futures: Utopia, 1798-1864," Kenneth M. Roemer (ed.), America as Utopia (1981), p. 291. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 43. Bleiler (1978), p. 48. Reginald 03389. BAL 3867. Spiller & Blackburn 19. Boards and leather spine worn at edges, free endpapers missing from all volumes, old printed bookseller catalogue entry pasted to the title page of volume one, new paper spine labels, occasional soiling and foxing to text, a sound, good set. (#148203).

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