MARMADUKE, EMPEROR OF EUROPE. BEING A RECORD OF SOME STRANGE ADVENTURES IN THE REMARKABLE CAREER OF A POLITICAL AND SOCIAL REFORMER WHO WAS FAMOUS AT THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. By X [pseudonym]. Chelmsford: Edmund Durrant & Co. ... London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., Ld., 1895. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi-vii [viii] [1] 2-271 [272: printer's imprint] + single leaf of publisher's ads inserted at rear, inserted frontispiece, original decorated orange cloth, front and spine panels stamped in red and gold, rear panel stamped in red, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Presentation copy with unsigned inscription by "the author" on recto of half title leaf. "A British idealist becomes Emperor of Europe and inaugurates an age of universal peace."– Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 22. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749, p. 230. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 237. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 338. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 63. Bleiler (1978), p. 213. Reginald 05251. Not in Sargent 1979; 1988. Front free endpaper excised, else a fine copy. (#75233).

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