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THE ISLES OF WISDOM
London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., 1924.. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v [vi] 1-322, original blue cloth, spine panel stamped in gold. First edition in English. Translation by H. J. Stenning of DIE INSELN DER WEISHEIT (1922). "A marvelously eclectic utopian satire that set out to demonstrate that all political policies, if taken to extremes, have absurd consequences. The parody of technological utopianism is particularly sharp, and the book, frequently very funny, succeeds in making its point." - Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 2-81. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-790. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1573. Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 136-7. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 162. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 824. Teitler and Locke (2013) 895. Bleiler (1978), p. 144. Reginald 10471. Bloch (2002) 2190. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, upper front corner tip bumped, a very good copy with bright gold stamping on spine panel. (#152130)
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