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Titre : THE AUTOCRACY OF MR. PARHAM: HIS REMARKABLE ...
Éditeur : William Heinemann Ltd, London
Date d'édition : 1930
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, pp. [1-6] [1-2] 3-370 [371-372: blank] [note: first and last leaves are blanks], ten inserted double-page plates with illustrations by David Low, original red cloth, spine panel stamped in gold, publisher's windmill device stamped in blind on rear panel. First edition. A history don at Oxford falls asleep during a seance and is possessed by A Master Spirit from Mars. "He becomes Lord Paramount of England and dismisses Parliament. War between America and England ensues, but in the end it is all a dream" (Gerber). Among the characters is a thinly disguised caricature of Winston Churchill. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 59. Gerber, Utopian Literature (1973), p. 151. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 190. Bleiler (1978), p. 205. Reginald 15008. Hammond B15. Wells Society 109. Contemporary owner's signature in ink on front paste-down and at top edge of title page. A bright, nearly fine copy in good four-color pictorial dust jacket (wraparound illustration by David Low) with light wear and short closed tears at edges, two small chips from upper edge of rear panel, darkening to spine panel, light soiling, and internal tape mends at spine ends. (#149943). N° de réf. du libraire 149943
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