A VOYAGE IN THE MOTIVE SHIP PELICAN TO THE NORTH POLE. CAPTAIN SOLOMON, COMMANDER. E. D. Eldridge.

A VOYAGE IN THE MOTIVE SHIP PELICAN TO THE NORTH POLE. CAPTAIN SOLOMON, COMMANDER. [Stockton, California: Record Publishing Company, Printers, 1908.]. Octavo, pp. [1] 2 [3] 4-136, original pictorial overlapping cream wrappers printed in black. First edition. There are two issues of this book, this one perhaps the earliest. "The motive ship is a form of airplane which flew from the U.S. to the North Pole, where there is a eutopian city. Technologically advanced. Stress on the beauty and grandeur of the city. People live to an average age of 133 with some living to over 211; this is based on moderation. Much adventure. Poorly written." - Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Wrappers soiled and worn at edges, the cover illustration has been hand colored (as issued?), internally a very good copy. OCLC reports 4 copies. There is also a copy at the University of Minnesota which is reproduced online. A rare book. (#164608).

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