EQUALITY. London: William Heinemann, 1897. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-x  2-365 [366: blank] [367-372: ads], original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold and blind, Heinemann monogram stamped in blind on rear panel, all edges untrimmed. First British edition. Sequel to Bellamy's classic LOOKING BACKWARD 2000-1887 (1888) with a three-page preface by Bellamy that brings the reader up to date. The UK edition is considerably less common than the American first, the editions being issued simultaneously. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-13; (1981) 1-17; (1987) 1-7; and (1995) 1-7. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 058. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 201. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, pp. 182-83. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 111. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 66-7. Bleiler (1978), p. 20. Reginald 01066. Some rubbing and soiling to cloth, corner tips rubbed and turned, a very good copy. (#172170).
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