THE YEAR 3000: A DREAM ... Edited and with an Introduction by Nicoletta Pireddu. Translated by David Jacobson. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, . Octavo, pictorial wrappers. First edition in English. An annotated edition with 53-page introduction by Nicoletto Pireddu, of L'ANNO 3000: SOGNO (1897), a utopian novel by Paolo Mantegazza, a prominent Italian anthropologist. Mantegazza postulates a scientific utopia with disturbing Orwellian elements, including a mind reading device, the psychoscope. Trade paperback format. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 6-314. Fortunati and Trousson (eds), Dictionary of Literary Utopias, pp. 54-55. Negley, Utopian Literature 748. A fine copy. Publisher's publicity sheet laid in. (#167874).
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