BEYOND THE GATES. Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1883. 12mo, pp. [1-5] 6-196 -16: ads, flyleaves at front and rear, original decorated sea green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in brown and gold, gray-green coated endpapers. First U.S. edition, first printing. 5120 copies printed. A popular story of the afterlife, a sequel to THE GATES AJAR (1869). "The dream of a woman who thinks she dies and goes to Heaven." - Quinn, American Fiction, pp. 195. Clute and Grant (eds), The Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997), p. 758. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature 1516-1985, p. 70. Bleiler (1978), p. 157. Reginald 11430. Wright (lll) 5755. BAL 20917. Very slight spine lean, cloth just a bit rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, a bright, near fine copy. (#96025).
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