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THE PERFECT WORLD: A ROMANCE OF STRANGE PEOPLE AND STRANGE PLACES
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers, [1922].. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1-2] 3-316 [317-320: blank] [note: last two leaves are blanks], original blue cloth, front panel stamped in white and ruled in blind, spine panel stamped in white. First U.S. edition. "A curious novel blending two related novellas. The first describes the discovery of an underground world and the catastrophic destruction of the Earth; the second describes the escape of the leading characters to Jupiter, where alien inhabitants have achieved a utopian existence." - Anatomy of Wonder (1995) 2-106. In 333. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 1456. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1986. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 49. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 148. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 191. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 1018. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 171. Bleiler (1978), p. 176. Reginald 12846. Mild age-darkening to text block, small damp stain to lower right front corner and lower rear left corner, some mild rubbing to covers, a sound, good copy in good pictorial dust jacket with splitting along front flap fold, some loss from spine ends and corners, and some edge wear. Scarce in jacket. (#126652)
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