Item #1561 Looking Backward, 2000-1887. Edward Bellamy.
Looking Backward, 2000-1887
Looking Backward, 2000-1887
Looking Backward, 2000-1887
Looking Backward, 2000-1887
Looking Backward, 2000-1887
Spectacular 1926 Printing of this Influential Socialist Utopian Novel

Looking Backward, 2000-1887

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1926). First Riverside Library edition. Jacket design by Roland Cosimini. Hardcover. Octavo. xxi, [7]-337 pages. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Bound in maroon cloth over boards with gilt-stamped spine, light gray endpapers, and black topstain. Shallow bumps to spine ends, else clean and tight. Jacket has strip of faint browning to rear panel, tiny extremity rubs, and a three cleanly closed tears neatly taped from underside by prior owner. A brilliant copy.

The 1926 first Riverside Library edition of this influential socialist utopian novel which was originally published in 1888. It became a bestseller upon publication, and was cited by many later radical thinkers in America as the book that first spurred them think about socialism.

Edward Bellamy was a native New Englander and son of a Baptist minister. Heywood Broun, in his Introduction, points to "Looking Backward" as a counterweight to the then-prevalent notion that all American radical movements stem from the writings of foreign authors. Events of the early 20th century had made it timely to reprint in this handsome edition with striking dust jacket design by Roland Cosimini.

Ref. RIDEOUT; TAYLOR; etc.


Item #1561

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