MAN ABROAD. Boston: Gregg Press, 1976. Octavo, cloth. First hardcover edition, first printing. Reset from the rare paperbound 1887 G. W. Dillingham edition. 257 copies printed. New introduction by Lyman Tower Sargent. This utopian novel, predicting an interplanetary war and the formation of a universal government based on the principles of Henry George, is an important work of early science fiction for its early use of the interplanetary war motif and its fascinating exploration of information control as a mechanism for social change. "The earliest example of conflict between different planets -- i.e., the space opera -- so far located." - Locke, Voyages in Space 16. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1434. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 77. Bleiler (1978), p. 6. Reginald 09616. Reprint of Wright (III) 3594. Rear cover just a bit warped, a near fine copy. An uncommon Gregg Press title. (#97199).
"First Printing, June 1976" on copyright page.