DescriptionEdward Bellamy. Looking Backward 2000-1887. Boston: Ticknor and Company, 1888.
First edition, first issue (imprint of J. J. Arakelyan on copyright page). Octavo. xi,470 pages.
Original gray cloth with titles stamped in black on spine and front cover and with decorations in gilt on spine and front cover. Very light rubbing and soiling to covers. Slightly cocked. Bookplate on front pastedown of a previous owner; offsetting of bookplate to facing page. Otherwise, very good. Housed in a beautiful " J. Macdonald Co. custom gray cloth box, with a gilt-stamped black leather backstrip and a chemise with ribbon pull.
The first issue of one of the most important - and most socially influential - Utopian novels of the 19th century.
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