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Small octavo, pp. [1-2] 3-172, flyleaves at front and rear, inserted frontispiece, one small illustration in the text, original decorated blue cloth, front and rear panels stamped in blind, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Self published story of a voyage by airship to Poliopolis, the capital of Polioland, a capitalist business utopia in the Arctic. An "eccentric novel of exploration; one of its purposes seems to have been providing instruction on amateur observational astronomy, which is worked into the story in many places. The novel is also mildly satirical of the United States." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 405. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Teitler 237. Reginald 02861. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Wright (III) 985. Ownership signature of the author's granddaughter on the front paste-down. A bright, nearly fine copy. A very scarce book from the Stuart Teitler collection of lost race fiction. (#151783). N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : POLIOPOLIS AND POLIOLAND: A TRIP TO THE ...
Éditeur : J. M. Chaney, Jr., Publisher, Waterworks Building
Date d'édition : 1900
Description du livre Self published/J.M. Chaney, Jr., Publisher, Kansas City, MO, 1900. Hardcover. First edition. An eccentric novel of polar exploration by an improved balloon with flapping wings powered by a gasoline engine. Bleiler; Science Fiction, The Early Years; #405. Bound in dark blue cloth with lettering on the spine in gilt and design on the front and rear covers stamped in blind. A near fine copy of this scarce title. N° de réf. du libraire 39740