(#172233) LIFE IN A THOUSAND WORLDS. Harris.

LIFE IN A THOUSAND WORLDS. Harrisburg, Pa. Published by The Minter Company, [1905]. Octavo, pp. [3-9] 10-344 [note: text complete despite gap in pagination; inserted plates are included in the publisher's page count and the frontispiece is considered to be pages (1-2)], flyleaves at front and rear, nineteen inserted plates, title page printed in red and black, publisher's pictorial light blue cloth, stamped in dark blue and gold, all edges speckled red. First edition. This book was sold by subscription and occurs with a number of variant distributor's imprints on recto of title leaves, sequence of issue, if any, unknown. An occasionally imaginative book that describes the inhabitants and institutions of twenty-one other worlds, including Heaven, in and beyond our solar system visited by a narrator who transports himself at will through the cosmos. Basically a vehicle for social and religious commentary. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1050. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 401. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 82. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 106. Locke, Voyages in Space (2011) V350. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, pp. 189-90. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 134. Bleiler (1978), p. 94. Reginald 06810. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 H-286. Hanna, A Mirror for the Nation 1607. Tiny spot on rear cover, a bright, tight, nearly fine copy. (#172233).

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