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New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1901.. Octavo, pp. [i-ii] iii-iv [v-vi] 1-420 [421-422: ads], original dark green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold. First edition. A brilliant satire on modern civilization and society in general by a New Zealand educator and administrator. "Utopian lost race novel of the discovery of a hidden, socially advanced island civilization in the Antarctic regions." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 210. Prequel to LIMANORA, THE ISLAND OF PROGRESS (1903) which Bleiler considers to be "one of the great masterworks of science-fiction" and "probably the greatest of all early utopian novels." Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1113. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2147. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 738. Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration: Invented and Apocryphal Narrative of Travel B55. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 29. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 151. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 124. Bleiler (1978), p. 190. Reginald 13923. A bright, fine copy. (#152069)
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