(#173775) CONCRETE: A STORY OF TWO HUNDRED YEARS HENCE. Aelfrida Tillyard, Mrs. Constantine Graham, Catherine Wetenhall.

CONCRETE: A STORY OF TWO HUNDRED YEARS HENCE. London: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., 1930. Octavo, pp. [1-12] 13-288 [first two leaves are blanks used as front paste-down and front free endpaper] + [12]-page publisher's catalogue for "Summer 1930" inserted at rear, true endpapers at rear, publisher's rose cloth, printed paper labels affixed to front and spine panels. First edition. "Strictly regimented utopia based on extreme scientific materialism. People volunteer for euthanasia from sheer boredom. Heroine escapes to a tropical island where Christianity is still a living force." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 151. "A religious cautionary tale built around two ideal societies; 2126 and 2129 A.D., Great Britain and an uncharted semitropical island somewhere in the Atlantic ... Many anticipations of BRAVE NEW WORLD and 1984. What with many excellent ideas and a clear understanding of intellectual tyranny, this would be a considerable novel if the author had not permeated it with sickly religiosity, destroying credibility for the sake of message." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2184. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 59. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 212. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1099. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 190. Bleiler (1978), p. 194. Reginald 14129. Binding leaned, worn, faded and soiled, circulating library label affixed to front paste-down, a sound reading copy of a very scarce book. Inscribed on Valentine's Day 1987 by Forrest J. Ackerman to Gerry de la Ree on the half title page. (#173775).

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