THE SECRET OF MANKIND WITH SOME SINGULAR HINTS GATHERED IN THE ELSEWHERES OR AFTER-LIFE, FROM CERTAIN EMINENT PERSONAGES AS ALSO SOME BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE PLANET MERCURY AND ITS INSTITUTIONS. New York, London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1895. Octavo, pp. [i-ii] iii-xi [xii] 1-417 [418: blank], original green cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. "Afterlife fantasy, mainly a series of dialogues about philosophical and spiritual matters; approximately 100 pages deal with a visit to Mercury and conversations with its advanced inhabitants with brief mention of their technological attainments." - Locke, Voyages in Space 21. Last part is utopian. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 11. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Bleiler (1978), p. 6. Reginald 12859. Wright (III) 665. Early private owner's book label affixed to front paste-down. Small brown stain to spine panel, small scrape to cloth on rear panel, a very good copy. Presents well. Quite scarce. (#149594).
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