MR. GHIM'S DREAM. New York: G. W. Carleton & Co., London: S. Low & Co., 1878. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi  8-258 [259-264: ads] [note: first leaf is a blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated brown pebbled cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, blue endpapers. First edition. A poor young man dreams of acquiring the financing for the construction of giant unsinkable oceangoing vessels the size of small cities in order to revitalize the economy and provide work for thousands of unemployed American workers. "MR. GHIM'S DREAM has occasionally been called a predecessor of Bellamy's LOOKING BACKWARD, but there is little resemblance in ideas or story." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1518. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Bleiler (1978), p. 6. Not in Reginald (1979; 1992). Wright (III) 3761. Flyleaves and first and last text leaves foxed, a very good copy. (#152047).
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