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HELIONDE; OR, ADVENTURES IN THE SUN. Second - Whiting, Sydney - 1855. 
Chapman and Hall, London 1855 - Octavo, pp. [1-4] [i-iii] iv [v] vi-x [xi] xii-xiv  2-424  2-6: ads, original decorated blue cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, rear panel stamped in blind, yellow coated endpapers. Second edition, possibly comprising trimmed sheets of the first edition with eight pages of new preliminary matter. "Visionary romance whose hero finds the sun inhabited by beautiful ethereal people; he falls in love there but ultimately must return to Earth. A slightly sickly dream of paradise." - Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-156. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2377. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 231. Locke, Voyages in Space 10. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1187. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 53. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 12. Bleiler (1978), p. 208. Reginald 15279A. Early owner's name and 1856 date on front paste-down. Binding slightly leaned, shelf wear at head and tail of spine panel and corner tips, inner hinges cracked, still a good, sound copy. Scarce. (#148837) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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