THE REIGN OF GEORGE VI, 1900-1925. London: Cornmarket Reprints, 1972. Octavo, cloth. Later edition. 250 copies printed. Reprint of a very early tale of the future, first published in London for W. Nicoll in 1763. Text of the Cornmarket edition offset from that of the 1899 Rivington edition edited, with preface and notes, by historian Sir Charles Oman. This reprint, limited to 250 copies, adds a new foreword by I. F. Clarke. "The earliest account of a future war appeared in The Reign of George VI, 1900-1925, an anonymous story of 1763. That utopian fantasy was one of the earliest experiments in futuristic fiction and the first to project an ideal state into the centuries-to-come." - Clarke, Voices Prophesying War (1992), pp. 5-7. Alkon, Origins of Futuristic Fiction, pp. 112-14. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-2; (1981) 1-4; (1987) 1-2; and (1995) 1-2. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1853. Clarke, The Pattern of Expectation 1644-2001, pp. 16-23. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 1. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 157. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 11. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 736 and 737 (erroneously attributing the work to Samuel Madden). Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 26. Bleiler (1978), p. 6. Reginald 12133. A few scuffs to cloth, a very good copy without dust jacket as issued. (#159220).
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