FIFTY YEARS HENCE: OR, WHAT MAY BE IN 1943. A PROPHECY SUPPOSED TO BE BASED ON SCIENTIFIC DEDUCTIONS BY AN IMPROVED GRAPHICAL METHOD. New York: Practical Publishing Co., 1892. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-89 [90: blank] [91-96: ads], flyleaves at front and rear, original red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and blind, floral pattered endpapers printed in green. First edition. A presentation copy with signed inscription at the top of the title page to Mrs. George L. Fowler "with the writer's good wishes," dated 21 February 1893. Mrs. George L. Fowler was probably the wife of mechanical engineer George L. Fowler, an authority on steam locomotion, as was Grimshaw. "Detailed description of the Electrical Age." - Sargent, p. 94. Kopp 824. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 193. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, p. 189. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 94. Wright (III) 2288. Library stamp of Southwest Harbor Public Library on the front flyleaf, upper sixth of the dedication leaf cut away (no loss of typography), a bit of sunning to front cover near fore-edge, but a very good copy. A rare book. (#165298).
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