ORPHAN ISLAND. New York: Boni and Liveright Publishers, . Octavo, pp. [i-vi] vii-viii [9-10] 11-319 [320: blank], original red cloth, publisher's monogram stamped in blind on front cover, printed paper label affixed to spine panel. First U.S. edition. Satirical work concerning the development of a castaway society. "A ship full of children founders on an unknown island in the Pacific. Due to the influence of the governess the emerging society is replete with the most absurd Victorian taboos and class distinctions." - Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 148. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 522. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 746. Negley, Utopian Literature 723. Bleiler (1978), p. 128. Reginald 09414. Not in Sargent. Owner's signature on front free endpaper. Small stain to cloth on front cover, a very good copy. (#95037).
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