FREELAND: A SOCIAL ANTICIPATION ... Translated by Arthur Ransom. London: Chatto & Windus, 1891. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii] viii-xxiv  2-443 [444: blank] + 32-page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in light brown and black, spine panel stamped in light brown, black and gold, top and fore edges untrimmed. First edition in English, first binding. Translation of the Austrian economist's FREILAND: EIN SOCIALES ZUKUNFTSBILD (1890) "whose proposal to set up a new society in East Africa was enthusiastically received in several countries, including England and the United States ... the society portrayed -- the gentle, pleasant, though hard-working life of Freeland's inhabitants -- is certainly high on the scale of major utopian proposals." - Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 87-9. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-93 and (1981) 1-97. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 17. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 112. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 561. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, pp. 44-5. Bleiler (1948), p. 148. Reginald 07152. Adams, Radical Literature in America, p. 57. Kretzmann, The Pre-War German Utopian Novel (1890-1914), Ph.D. diss., Brown University, May, 1936, p. 212. Jost Hermand, Old Dreams of a New Reich: Volkish Utopias and National Socialism, p. 29. Lexikon 1, pp. 118-9. See Bloch (2002) 1464. Owner's name and 1917 date on front free endpaper. Hint of rubbing to cloth, mainly along outer joints, else a bright, near fine copy. An uncommon book in this condition. (#80677).