BY AND BY. Boston: Gregg Press, 1977. Octavo, cloth. Reprint of the Putnam 1873 edition. New introduction by Ormond Seavey. Maitland, a British Theosophist, believed that existing tales of the future wrongly predicted that physical science would come to dominate humanity and destroy it. In this utopian fiction Maitland corrects this dystopian view of science and technology by depicting a future society transformed by technology into a new Eden. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-701. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 7. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 61. A fine copy without dust jacket as issued. (#1657875).
"First Printing, June 1977" on copyright page.