THE PERFECT WORLD: A ROMANCE OF STRANGE PEOPLE AND STRANGE PLACES. London: Eveleigh Nash & Grayson Ltd., n.d. [1922]. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-8 [9-10] 11-320, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. "A curious novel blending two related novellas. The first describes the discovery of an underground world and the catastrophic destruction of the Earth; the second describes the escape of the leading characters to Jupiter, where alien inhabitants have achieved a utopian existence." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-106. In 333. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1456. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1986. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 49. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 148. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 191. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1018. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 171. Bleiler (1978), p. 176. Reginald 12846. Hairline cracks along inner hinges, else a very good copy. Formerly George Locke's copy with his small signed "Ex-Spectrum" label affixed to the front paste-down. Scarce. (#89961).

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