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Titre : THE GREAT WHITE WAY: A RECORD OF AN UNUSUAL ...
Éditeur : J. F. Taylor & Company, New York
Date d'édition : 1901
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, pp. [1-2] [1-3] 4 [4a-4b] 5-327 [328: blank] + -page undated publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, six inserted plates with illustrations by Bernard J. Rosenmeyer, other sketches and maps in text, original pictorial blue cloth, front panel stamped in white and gold, spine panel stamped in white, t.e.g., other edges untrimmed. First edition. A lost race novel concerning the discovery of a utopian civilization in the Antarctic, providing a framework for Paine's criticism of modern society for its pursuit of materialism and scientific advancement at the expense of human values. "Adventures by sea and balloon, and arrival in the "Land of the Sloping Sun", a temperate zone beyond the South Pole. A grand terraced city of marble and gold is inhabited by a beautiful, relaxed and gentle people, who have adopted an ideal form of communism, and have mastered solar power and telepathy." - Teitler (2013) 955. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-122 and (1981) 1-133. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1742. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 614. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 171. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 126. Bleiler (1978), p. 153. Reginald 11124. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 P-22. A bit of loss to the very perishable white enamel lettering on the spine panel, a bright, fine copy. A beautiful copy of an attractive book from the Stuart Teitler collection of lost race fiction. (#150943). N° de réf. du libraire 150943
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