DOCTOR HUGUET: A NOVEL. By Edmund Boisgilbert, M.D. (Ignatius Donnelly). Chicago: F. J. Schulte & Company, Publishers, [1891]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5 [6] 7-309 [310: blank] [311-320: ads], original pictorial cream wrappers printed in black and red, with photographic portrait of Donnelly on front cover. First edition. Issued as "The Ariel Library," volume 2, number 6, September 1891. Front wrapper states: "First edition - 25,000 copies." Social novel dealing with plight of Southern Blacks. Metempsychosis places liberal Southern White in body of a Black. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-62 and (1981) 1-59. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1759. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 254. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 54. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, pp. 71. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 43. Bleiler (1978), p. 62. Reginald 04458. BAL 4817 (not noting copies in paper wrappers; this copy probably as per LC copy which is rebound). Wright (III) 1580. Signature of early owner in ink at top edge of front cover and his penciled signature at top edge of half-title page. Spine panel a bit rolled and wrinkled, but a solid very good copy, The book is printed on good quality paper stock and internally the book is fine. A very uncommon book in this binding and quite a nice copy. (#80076).

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"First edition - 25,000 copies" on front cover.