THE WARSTOCK: A TALE OF TO-MORROW. London: W. W. Greener, 1898. Octavo, pp. [i-vii] viii-xiv [xv-xvi]  2-218 [219: printer's imprint] [220: blank] [221-224: ads], original blue bevel-edged moiré cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in yellow green. First edition. "Novelistically sometimes amateurish, especially in pacing, but quite interesting in ideas. One of the better examples of the invention/world conquest/ideal society extravaganzas." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 878. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 90 (Locke speculates that the pink cloth binding is a later binding). Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 336. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 24. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 460. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 115. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 72. Bleiler (1978), p. 81. Reginald 05903. Cloth worn at upper spine end and rubbed at lower spine end and corner tips, ghost from small removed label on spine panel, first and last leaves tanned (interaction with endpapers), a sound, good copy. An uncommon that seemingly never turns up in nice condition. This copy is in better condition than most we have seen. (#151874).
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