A FORTNIGHT IN HEAVEN: AN UNCONVENTIONAL ROMANCE. By Harold Brydges [pseudonym]. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1886. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii]  2-177 [178-180: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated gray cloth, front panel stamped in brown and black, spine panel stamped in black and gold, floral pattered endpapers. First edition. "Light satirical romance of the adventures of one Captain Grizzle. Able to propel his spirit about at will, he visits the planet Jupiter [one hundred years in the future], which he finds to be an enlarged version of earth; an exact counterpart, in fact, with Britain, America, etc. featured, but with somewhat advanced technology, including airships." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 42. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 289. Locke, Voyages in Space 44. Bleiler (1978), p. 33 (citing the first British edition of the same year from Sampson Low). Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 74. Reginald 02085 (also citing the Sampson Low edition). Wright (III) 667. Several faint stains to cloth at lower edges of front and rear covers, a very good copy. A very uncommon American eccentric interplanetary novel. (#149500).
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