THE SINGULAR REPUBLIC. London: Francis Griffiths, 1908. Octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-335 [336: blank] [337-344: ads], original gray cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and gold, rear panel stamped in red, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. An idealist establishes Neuvonie, a new nation in the back country of Argentina. On the verge of success, a revolution destroys it. William Henry Koebel (1872-1923) was an English author and businessman best remembered today for his books on trade and travel within the Caribbean, Central America and South America. He was an authority on modern Argentina (the setting for this novel). His most successful and influential book is the SOUTH AMERICAN HANDBOOK, first published in 1921 and reprinted as recently as 2014. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 145. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 142. A bright, clean, very good copy. Very scarce. (#154751).
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