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Titre : LOMA: A CITIZEN OF VENUS .
Éditeur : The Windsor & Lewis Publishing Co., St. Paul, Minn.
Date d'édition : 1897
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, pp. [1-12] 1-429 [430: blank] -22: ads, flyleaves at front and rear, inserted frontispiece (photographic portrait of the author), several illustrations and diagrams in the text, original pictorial maroon cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in gold, rear panel ruled in blind. First edition. "Long narrative on a cosmic germ theory of evolution. A Venusian comes to earth to educate the male fetus of an unwed mother so that the fetus will become the apostle of Venus's ideal culture. On Venus clothes are considered ugly and unsanitary, all human faculties are developed and 'balanced,' and social status is determined by a network of interpersonal relations among strangers, acquaintances, associates, brothers, sisters, lovers, and consorts -- the more of the latter three, the higher the status." - Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, pp. 202-03. "Eccentric occult novel, interesting for its modern ideas." - Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1724. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 819. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 211. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 233. Locke, Voyages in Space 213. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1204. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 114. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 70. Bleiler (1978), p. 210. Reginald 15497. Wright (III) 6026. Corner tips lightly worn, text block shaken, signature 6 proud, still a very good copy with tight inner hinges and bright cover stamping. (#109905). N° de réf. du libraire 109905
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