1908 · Boston
by Rice, Harry E.
Boston: The Roxburgh Publishing Company Incorporated, 1908. Octavo, pp. [1-8]  2-223  [225-232: blank] [note: first two and last four leaves are blanks], four inserted plates with illustrations by D. Orrin Steinberger, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and white, spine panel stamped in white. First edition. A novel of the future where a technologically advanced America is ruled by the Brotherhood of Man. Technical marvels include advanced aircraft, picture phone communication, transcontinental travel through underground tubes, communication with Mars, etc. "Eccentric novel based on social theory, with an element of occultism... Sometimes interesting for its ideas." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2108. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 182. Locke, Voyages in Space 176. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 143. Bleiler (1978), p. 166. Reginald 12201. Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 R-225. White enamel lettering on spine panel a trifle dull, else a near fine, bright copy of an attractive book. (#89947) (Inventory #: 89947)