MECCANIA: THE SUPER-STATE. London: Methuen & Co., Ltd., [1918]. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] vii [viii] ix-xviii [xix-xx] [1] 2-298 [299: blank] [300: printer's imprint] + [32]-page publisher's catalogue dated "6/7/17" on page 31 inserted at rear, original red cloth, front panel stamped in black and blind, spine panel stamped in black, fore-edge rough trimmed, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. "A mechanical and material state government, carried to its extreme logical development in 1970." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 147. Dystopian novel that provided "a remarkable forecast of the origin and development of totalitarian government in Meccania (i.e. Germany)." - Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 46. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-37; (1987) 2-39; (1995) 2-47; and (2004) II-464. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 926. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 364. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 76. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 96. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 464. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 162. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 249-50. Bleiler (1978), p. 87. Reginald 06347. Small private owner's ink-stamped name and date at upper right corner of front free endpaper. A bright, clean, nearly fine copy. (#152367).

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