REACHED AT LAST: A ROMANCE OF NINETEENTH CENTURY SCIENCE CHIVALROUS ENDURANCE AND PERSEVERANCE WITH A SEQUEL. London: Griffith, Farran, Okeden & Welsh ... New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., 1886. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii-ix [x-xi] xii-xv [xvi]  2-335 [336: printer's imprint] + 16-page publisher's catalogue dated "2/87" inserted at rear, inserted frontispiece, original pictorial light blue cloth, front panel stamped in brown, dark blue, silver and gold (depicting an airship over arctic wastes), spine panel stamped in silver and gold, publisher's monogram stamped in dark blue on rear panel, top edge stained gray, decorated endpapers with floral pattern printed in yellow green. First edition. Variant, perhaps earliest, binding. "Adventure novel of an expedition to the North Pole in the future (1898-1899), and the finding, enroute, of a Utopian community of a European standard of civilization." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 63 and Spectrum II, p. 136. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, pp. 74-5. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 121 (not seen). Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). A near fine, bright copy. An excellent copy of a very scarce book. (#149557).
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