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    First Edition, First Issue of Bellamy's Influential Utopian Novel

    Edward Bellamy. Looking Backward 2000-1887. Boston: Ticknor and Company, 1888.

    First edition, first issue (with the imprint of J. J. Arakelyan on copyright page and "wore" rather than "were" on page 210, line 8). Octavo. vi, 470 pages.

    Blue-green cloth with front cover and spine stamped in gilt and black. Housed in an E. H. Busdiecker custom plastic slipcase with removable spine cover. Minor soiling and bumping to boards and extremities; spine darkened. Light foxing throughout; pencil notations to front free endpaper. Very good.

    Influential utopian novel, lauded by Erich Fromm as "one of the most remarkable books ever published in America."


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