THE GOLDEN BOTTLE OR THE STORY OF EPHRAIM BENEZET OF KANSAS. New York and St. Paul: D. D. Merrill Company, 1892. Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4 [5] 6-8 [9] 10-313 [314-320: ads], flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, t.e.g., floral patterned endpapers. First edition. Issued simultaneously with a paperbound issue published as Merrill's Library, No. 1 (September 1892). "A farm-boy dreams he is given a liquid that enables him to make gold. He uses his wealth to support a secret organization (Populist-Christian-co-op) and to finance low interest loans. His policies save America, and America saves the masses of the world." - Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 193. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-63 and (1981) 1-60. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 255. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 18. Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 54-5. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1358. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, p. 186. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 94. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 49. Bleiler (1978), p. 62. Reginald 04456. BAL 4818. Wright (III) 1581. Inner hinges cracked, touch of rubbing to binding extremities, but a sound, bright copy. (#20205).

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