THE FABULOUS JOURNEY OF HIERONYMUS MEEKER. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. "Space travel to an unknown planet where an ever-changing utopia has developed." - Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 103. Political satire in which Hieronymus Meeker and other crew members of an expedition to Mars end up on an unknown planet, which they call Thalia, where they travel to and escape from three dystopian lands, losing a crew member here and there, before reaching the utopian Oplikland. The land of the Vimliks, who believe in the equality of all races, and the superiority of the Vimliks, is America, as a machine dystopia in which citizens are sanitized and brainwashed to "believe in Vimlikland, and in the way of life for which it stands ..." Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 620. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 251. Reginald 07918. A fine copy in very good dust jacket with touch of wear at edges and 11 mm closed tear at top edge of front panel. (#162048).
First edition so stated on copyright page.