FREELAND: A SOCIAL ANTICIPATION ... Translated by Arthur Ransom. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1891. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii] viii-xxiv  2-443 [444: blank] [445-456: ads], flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated gray-green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown, black and gold, gray-green coated endpapers. First U.S. edition. 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. Jost Hermand, Old Dreams of a New Reich: Volkish Utopias and National Socialism, p. 29. See Bloch (2002) 1464. Edges of text block a trifle darkened, else a nearly fine, bright copy. (#8205).
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