BEYOND THE BOURN: REPORTS OF A TRAVELLER RETURNED FROM "THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY" New York: Fords, Howard & Hulbert, 1891. Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iii] iv [v-vi]  2-222 [223-229: ads] [230-232: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], original dark blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, t.e.g. First edition. Narrator visits another planet where an ideal anarchy has caused great artistic and scientific advancement. "After-life fantasy, a substantial proportion of which is devoted to describing a utopian civilization on a planet round a star remote from our solar system." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 84. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 190. Rooney, Dreams and Visions: A Study of American Utopias, 1865-1917, p. 187. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 89. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 43. Bleiler (1978), p. 73. Reginald 05446. Wright (III) 1875. Early owner's signature and date on front free endpaper. Several circular stains on front cover, else a bright, very good copy. (#89831).
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