IN OUDEMON: REMINISCENCES OF AN UNKNOWN PEOPLE BY AN OCCASIONAL TRAVELER. New York: The Grafton Press Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-378 [379-380], title page printed in brown and black, original dark blue cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Although the book bears a 1900 copyright date, it was apparently published in 1901. Discovery of a utopian community in the Andes of northwest Argentina, based upon the principles of Christian Socialism, founded a hundred years earlier by English colonists and long marooned from the outside world by earthquake and landslide. Its technology is far in advance of the rest of civilization. "Egalitarian, anarchist eutopia." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 121. One feature of the society is the use of blood transfusions to effect moral transformations. "There is nothing like good blood for both body and soul ..." (p. 295). Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-70 and (1981) 1-65. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 628. Clareson, Science-Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 267. Bleiler (1978), p. 64. Reginald 04514. Not in Negley or Lewis. Not in Wright or Smith. A bright, tight, very good copy. (#148908).
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