OUR OWN POMPEII: A ROMANCE OF TOMORROW. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1887. Octavo, two volumes: pp. [1-6]  2-248; [1-4]  2-250 + 24-page publisher's catalogue dated "11/86" inserted at rear, original maroon cloth, spine panels stamped in gold, top and fore edges untrimmed, bottom edges trimmed, slate coated endpapers. First edition. Published anonymously. "Fairly mild-mannered satire of high society, features a pleasure city on the Riviera which proves too expensive to run." - Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 444. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 12. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 384. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 32. Reginald 05577. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Not in Lewis or Sargent. Wolff 2318. Touch of rubbing to cloth at spine ends and corner tips and mild sunning to spine panels, a bright, near fine set. (#80766).
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