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. Willis Brewer.
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.

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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