THE DISCOVERED COUNTRY. By Ernst von Himmel [pseudonym]. Boston: Ernst von Himmel Publishing Company, [1889]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1] 2-234 [235-236: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated brown cloth, front panel stamped in black and gold, white endpapers with floral pattern printed in gold. First edition. "Fantasy of the afterlife set mainly in Heaven ... A couple of chapters towards the end carry the protagonist's spirit accompanied by angels, to the physical planet Jupiter and contain a description of the advanced civilization there." - Locke, Voyages in Space 107. "One of the few spiritualist utopias." - Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 187. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 220. Kopp 929. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 909. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 82. Bleiler (1978), p. 100. Reginald 11413. Wright (III) 4203. Early owner's gift inscription on front free endpaper. Some wear to cloth and head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, a very good copy. (#89866).

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