1911 The Day After To-Morrow
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First Edition, Publishers' Original Binding, Very Scarce
The first edition of this very scarce novel, which depicts a utopian America in 1975. In the novel - an example of early feminist science fiction - America has become a monarchy, and women enjoy total equality.
Minnett's novel contributed to the 'Pax Aeronautica' sub-genre.
The work of Australian born actress Minnie Warren Jones, who wrote under the name Cora Minnett. Research suggests that Minnett was a confidence artist, falsely selling non-existent plots of Australian land to English victims.
With the stamp of the Wright Lending Library of York to the front pastedown, and with a number of withdrawal inscriptions.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Bumping to spine head and tail, with light fading to back strip, and a spot to the head of the rear board. Spotting to fore edge of text block. Library stamp and extensive inscriptions to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright, with instances of spotting throughout, most concentrated to first and last few leaves.
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