THE SEVENTH DREAM. By "Rita." New York: George Munro's Sons, Publishers, 17 to 27 Vandewater Street, n.d. [1888, i.e. 1902?]. Small octavo, pp. [1-5] 6-89   2-31 [32-38: ads], original white wrappers printed in light blue, dark blue and black. Later edition. Issued as "Seaside Library Pocket Edition," number 1252, dated 3 January 1888. An American piracy; publisher's advertisements date this printing circa 1904. This short novel was first published as a book by F. V. White & Co. in 1888. A man is hypnotized and sent into a dream world. The dreams "describe a city of the future inhabited by people who only speak the truth. Perfect health. Simple lives." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Mrs. Humphreys's considerable output of romantic fiction mainly targeted female library subscribers. In his foreword to Her RECOLLECTIONS OF A LITERARY LIFE (1936) Philip Gibbs described Humphreys as "a born storyteller." In later life she became a keen follower of Madame Blavatsky (1831-1891) and ardently devoted to the tenets of Theosophy. The text of "The Seventh Dream" ends on page 89. It is followed by stories from DREAMS by Olive Schreiner, first published in 1890. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy Volume II, p. 95 (citing the Hurst and Blackett 1905 edition). A very good copy. There were many editions and printings of this book, All are scarce now. (#164409).
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