COMRADES: A STORY OF SOCIAL ADVENTURE IN CALIFORNIA. New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1909. Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [ix-xii] [1-3] 4-319 [320: blank], four inserted plates with color illustrations by C. D. Williams, original pictorial red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white. First edition. "A wealthy and idealistic San Franciscan finances a socialist colony on the fictional island of 'Ventura' off the southern California coast. The goal of utopia is soon shattered when a member of the colony, named 'Wolf,' seizes power and turn the island into a dictatorship." - Baird and Greenwood, An Annotated Bibliography of California Fiction 1664-1970 668. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 145. Smith, American Fiction 1901-1925 D-424. Cloth a bit scuffed, small stain on front panel, some of the delicate white lettering on the spine panel is rubbed off, free endpapers a bit tanned, mild spine lean, a very good copy. A better than average copy of this book. (#166423).
"PUBLISHED, JANUARY, 1909" on copyright page.