1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.
1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.

1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece.

Ask a Question



This beautiful book has been sold...
Please search for other similar books from our bookseller friends!

 

(Description)

Author: Robert Paltock.
Title: THE LIFE and ADVENTURES OF PETER WILKINS. With a Preface by A.H. Bullen.
Publisher: London, Reeves & Turner, 1884. First with the Bullen introduction (first published in 1751). 
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7 " X 4.5 ".
Pages: xxxii-272, xii-300 pages.
Binding: Very good half morocco leather binding, finely bound by Bayntun (hinges tight, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edges gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, right light foxing - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 6 full-page illustrations (one folding illustration).

The book: An attractive 1884 edition finely bound by BAyntun of "THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF PETER WILKINS, A CORNISH MAN" is a classic piece of early science fiction and utopian literature. Authored by Robert Paltock, it recounts the thrilling escapades of its protagonist in a fantastical world. "THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF PETER WILKINS" follows Peter, a Cornish man who finds himself shipwrecked on a mysterious, isolated island. As he delves deeper into this strange new world, he encounters the "Gawry", a winged humanoid race. As he assimilates into their society, love and familial ties develop. The narrative combines elements of utopia with the challenges and moral quandaries that arise when two vastly different civilizations intersect.

The author: Robert Paltock was an English author and lawyer. Though he penned "THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF PETER WILKINS" in 1751, which garnered admiration and intrigue due to its imaginative richness, Paltock did not achieve widespread fame during his lifetime. However, posthumously, his work was recognized for its pioneering contribution to science fiction and utopian genres. With its blend of adventure, romance, and moral examination, it stands as a testament to Paltock's unique literary vision.


Share this Product



1884 Rare Book Set - The Life & Adventures of Peter Wilkins, Utopian Science Fiction Masterpiece. Price List

Store Price