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Titre : THE MONIKINS .
Éditeur : Carey, Lea, & Blanchard, Philadelphia
Date d'édition : 1835
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
12mo, two volumes: pp. [v-vii] viii-xii [xiii] xiv  16-251 [252: blank] + -page publisher's catalogue inserted at front and -page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear; [i-iii] iv  6-244 + -page publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, flyleaves at back of both volumes, original drab boards with purple-red muslin shelf back, printed paper labels affixed to spine panels, all edges untrimmed. First U.S. edition. The Monikins are a society of monkeys inhabiting the south polar regions. "Political and economic satire in the guise of an imaginary voyage, with a fair amount of science-fictional material." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 481. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-30. Joel Nydahl, "Early Fictional Futures: Utopia, 1798-1864," Kenneth M. Roemer (ed.), America as Utopia (1981), p. 291. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 43. Bleiler (1978), p. 48. Reginald 03389. BAL 3868. Wright (I) 647. Spiller & Blackburn 19. Bleiler, Science Fiction: The Early Years 481. Muslin mostly faded to tan, corner tips worn, paper labels on spine panels rubbed with loss to lettering, front free endpaper of volume two adhered to front paste-down, scattered foxing to endpapers and text block, still a very good set with full compliment of advertisements not found in all copies. (#65738). N° de réf. du libraire 65738
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