1904 · Wellington, N.Z.
by Bell, Geo[rge] W.
Wellington, N.Z.: The New Zealand Times Co., 1904. Octavo, pp. [i-v] vi [vii] viii  2-225 [226: printer's imprint] [227-228: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], 29 inserted plates, original pictorial red cloth, front panel stamped in gold and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in black, rear panel ruled in blind. First edition. "A curious book which recounts the experiences of an inhabitant of a Symmes-style inner world when he visits the outer surface of the world ..." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 30. "Fictionalized account of New Zealand (Zelania) as eutopia." -- Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 131. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 158. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 055. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 10. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 78. Bleiler (1978), p. 19. Reginald 01045. Spine panel a bit sunned, tiny stain to lower rear corner tip, a tight, clean, very good copy with bright cover stamping. (#109605) (Inventory #: 109605)