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NEQUA OR THE PROBLEM OF THE AGES by Jack - Grigsby, Alcanoan O. and Mary P. Lowe - 1900. [1271078]
Equity Publishing Company, Topeka, Kansas 1900 - Octavo, pp. [1-2] [i-iii] iv-vi [vii-viii] [1] 2-387 [388] [389-391: blank] [392: repeat of "notice" printed on page 388] [note: first leaf is a blank], flyleaf at rear, original blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition. Issued as the first (and only) volume in the "Equity Library" series in paper wrappers at 50ยข and in cloth, as here, at $1.00. Polar expedition sails into a warm polar sea inside a Symmesian hollow earth where the explorers find the nation of "Altruria," a technological utopia. "Sexual problems. feminism, and an inner-world ideal society . The social messages overpower the narrative, but the story as a whole is not as weak as in many comparable works." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 7. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870-1930s 004. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 472. Roemer, The Obsolete Necessity, p. 207. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 122. Teitler and Locke (2013) 3. Bleiler (1978), p. 2. Reginald 00047. Wright (III) 2287. Several damp stains to rear cover, a very good copy. One of the most elusive American hollow earth books. (#152961) [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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