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THE MONIKINS ...
Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Blanchard,. 1835. original drab boards with purple-red muslin shelf back, printed paper labels affixed to spine panels, all edges untrimmed.. E. M. Smith's (private?) library stamps on front board and front. paste-down of each volume. Muslin mostly faded to tan, corner tips. worn, paper labels on spine panels rubbed with loss to lettering,. scattered foxing to endpapers and text block, still a very good set. with full compliment of advertisements not found in all copies.. (#150696). First U.S. edition. The Monikins are a society of monkeys inhabiting the south polar regions. "Political and economic satire in the guise of an imaginary voyage, with a fair amount of science-fictional material." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 481. Barron (ed), Fantasy Literature 2-30. Joel Nydahl, "Early Fictional Futures: Utopia, 1798- 1864," Kenneth M. Roemer (ed.), America as Utopia (1981), p. 291. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 43. Bleiler (1978), p. 48. Reginald 03389. BAL 3868. Wright (I) 647. Spiller & Blackburn 19. Bleiler, Science Fiction: The Early Years 481.
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