A JOURNEY IN OTHER WORLDS: A ROMANCE OF THE FUTURE. John Jacob Astor.

A JOURNEY IN OTHER WORLDS: A ROMANCE OF THE FUTURE. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1894. Octavo, pp. [i-ii] iii-vi [vii-viii] 1 [2] 3-476, flyleaves at front and rear, ten inserted plates, nine of which reproduce drawings by Dan Beard, original dark blue decorated cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and silver, rear panel stamped in silver, blue coated endpapers. First edition. The book is divided into three parts, the first describing the Earth in the year 2000, the second and third detailing journeys to Jupiter and Saturn. "... a pioneering work that is of considerable literary, historical, and social interest." - Survey of Science Fiction Literature III, pp. 1098-1101. Astor's term for his anti-gravity force, "apergy," is borrowed from Percy Gregg's ACROSS THE ZODIAC (1880). Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-5; (1981) 1-7; (1987) 1-3; (1995) 1-3; and (2004) II-53. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, pp. 69-70. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 85. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 026. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 6. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 24-5. Locke, Voyages in Space 27. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 47. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 196. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 101. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 55. Bleiler (1978), p. 12. Reginald 00603. Wright (III) 148. Cloth rubbed at spine ends, corners and along bottom edges, tiny spot on the front endpaper, private owner's ink-stamped name on the front flyleaf, a bright, nearly fine copy. (#151912).

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