BEYOND THE BOURN: REPORTS OF A TRAVELLER RETURNED FROM "THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY" New York: Fords, Howard & Hulbert, 1891. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iii] iv [v-vi]  2-222 [223-229: ads] [230-232: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original dark blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g. First edition. Narrator visits another planet where an ideal anarchy has caused great artistic and scientific advancement. "After-life fantasy, a substantial proportion of which is devoted to describing a utopian civilization on a planet round a star remote from our solar system." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 84. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 190. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, p. 187. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 89. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 43. Bleiler (1978), p. 73. Reginald 05446. Wright (III) 1875. A bit of age-darkening to title page, else a bright, nearly fine copy. (#149771).
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