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 two-part terra cotta and gray cloth, front panel stamped in black and silver, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in black, lavender 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. Cloth worn at spine ends and corner, owner's name stamped upside down on front flyleaf, marginal water stain on several leaves early and late, several wrinkles to free endpapers, a good copy. (#152048).
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