A PECULIAR PEOPLE; OR, REALITY IN ROMANCE. William S. Balch.

A PECULIAR PEOPLE; OR, REALITY IN ROMANCE. Chicago: Henry A. Sumner & Company, 1881. Octavo, pp. [i-x] xi-xii 13-452 [453-456: ads] [note: first two leaves are blanks], original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black and gold, green coated endpapers. First edition. The story of a visit to "Nussara," a religiously-oriented utopia of happy and prosperous people near Mount Lebanon in the Middle East. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 26. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 68. Teitler 79. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978) or Reginald (1979; 1992). Wright (III) 251. 4 mm closed tear at upper spine end, a bit of rubbing to corner tips, a bright, very good copy. (#151924).

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