FLATLAND: A ROMANCE OF MANY DIMENSIONS. With illustrations by the author, A Square... [pseudonym]. London: Seeley & Co., 1884. Small quarto, pp. [i-vii] viii, [1-3] 4-100, pictorial paper vellum wrappers, edges untrimmed. First edition. The classic mathematical fantasy. "A pioneer of SF as cognitive parable, and the culmination of UK SF up to that time." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 26. "The great classic of of dimensional thought, this has been a highly influential work in science-fiction." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-1; (1981) 1-1; (1987) 1-1; (1995) 1-1; and (2004) II-1. Cawthorn and Moorcock, Fantasy: The 100 Best Books 13. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 001. Philmus, Into the Unknown: The Evolution of Science Fiction from Francis Godwin to H. G. Wells, pp. 65-9. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature II, pp. 561-5. Survey of Science Fiction Literature II, pp. 792-6. Bleiler (1978), p. 184. Reginald 00003. Some age-darkening to parchment paper wrappers, mostly front cover, several small ink stains to rear cover, hint of wear at lower spine end. Externally very good, internally a fine copy. Structurally an excellent copy of this fragile book; while tanned -- which is usually the case -- the wrappers on this copy are intact (including the inner flaps) and are not brittle. A superior copy. Enclosed in red leather folding case. (#165460).
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