1891 Rare Precursors of Science Fiction Book - The Last American by John Ames Mitchell.
Author: Mitchell, J. A. (Editor).
Title: The Last American. A fragment from the journal of Khan-Li, Prince of Dimph-yoo-chur and Admiral in the Persian Navy.
Publisher: New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1891. Fifth Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5 " X 6 ".
Pages: 78 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good full decorated cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, name of a previous owner and bookseller small stamp on the first endpaper - as shown, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the full-page and intext illustrations.
Estimate : (USD 125 - USD 250)
The book: Attractive and rare edition of this book Precursors of Science Fiction. The book is about a Persian archaeological expedition sets off across the Atlantic in 2951 to learn more about the now extinct "Mehrikans". They visit the ruins of New York and Washington, passing comments on the barbaric nature of Mehrikan culture and society, its philistinism, women's education, and commerce. They eventually meet a real Mehrikan family living in the Capitol building.
The author: John Ames Mitchell (January 17, 1845 – June 29, 1918) was a publisher, architect, artist and novelist from the United States. He was regarded as a Renaissance man who kept to himself but influenced many.
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