A TRIP TO PARADOXIA AND OTHER HUMOURS OF THE HOUR. BEING CONTEMPORARY PICTURES OF SOCIAL FACT AND POLITICAL FICTION. Escott.

A TRIP TO PARADOXIA AND OTHER HUMOURS OF THE HOUR. BEING CONTEMPORARY PICTURES OF SOCIAL FACT AND POLITICAL FICTION. London: Greening & Co., 1899. Octavo, pp. [1-12] [1] 2-283 [284: printer's imprint] + [16]-page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, inserted frontispiece (portrait of the author), title page printed in green and black, original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in brown, black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed (binding design by W. S. Rogers). First edition. Collection of short fiction, apparently political "fables," the title story a journey to an imaginary land, "How the 'House of Lords Question' Was Settled: A Tale of the Terrace Or, Mrs. Ponsonby-Jones's Revenge," set in the "early days of the twentieth century." Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 43. Bleiler (1978), p. 69. Reginald 04939. Not in Wolff. Endpapers and text block printed on very inferior laid paper. Inner hinges cracked, text block tanned, several stains to rear cover, a reading copy. (#148219).

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