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Titre : IN THE WET
Éditeur : William Heinemann Ltd ., Melbourne, London, Toronto
Date d'édition : 1953
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, gray cloth, spine stamped in gold. First Australian edition. Printed in Melbourne by The Specialty Press Limited. "The journal of an Australian outback priest who copies down from a dying man a utopian vision (or memory) of the British Empire circa AD 2000, anticipates a time when Australia has become the leader of the Commonwealth, royalty has survived handsomely, socialism has faded away, and the Empire is secure." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1104. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 3-343. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 94. Fortunati and Trousson, eds., Dictionary of Literary Utopias, pp. 304-5. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 248. Former owner's signature and Australian address neatly written in ink on front paste-down. Top edge of text block foxed, else a fine copy in very good dust jacket with light rubbing at spine ends and corner tips and darkening to spine panel. A nice copy. Unlike the UK edition, the Australian is uncommon. (#109602). N° de réf. du libraire 109602
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