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Grant Richards, London 1898 - Octavo, pp. [1-4] 1-229 [230: printer's imprint] [231-232: blank] + 24-page publisher's catalogue for "Spring 1898" inserted at rear, inserted frontispiece, original pictorial light blue cloth, front panel stamped in white, black, orange and brown, spine panel stamped in black and orange, all edges untrimmed. First edition. Presentation copy with inscription by Perry signed "The Author" on front free endpaper. "Englishman shipwrecked in 1950 on island of Houyhnhnms and Yahoos, repulsed by them. Houyhnhnms in England, their prince wins the Derby and organizes strike which precipitates society into civil war. UK and USA defeat European fleet, horses resolve to destroy our murderous race." - Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 74. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 24. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 174. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 906. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Bleiler (1978), p. 157. Reginald 11326. Several faint damp stains on rear cover, tiny chip from lower corner of front free endpaper, early owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, a clean, tight, very good copy. A nice copy of an uncommon book. (#147936) [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Currey, L.W. Inc. ABAA/ILAB]
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