1925 Rare Edition Bound by Bayntun - THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF PETER WILKINS, Utopian & Early Science Fiction Masterpiece.
Author: Robert Paltock.
Title: THE LIFE & ADVENTURES OF PETER WILKINS, A CORNISH MAN by R. S. A Passenger in the "Hector"
Publisher: London, Dulau & Co. Ltd., 1925.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 7.5" X 5".
Pages: 416 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine half morocco leather binding, finely bound by Bayntun (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing on the preliminary and last pages - as shown, many pages still unopened - unread).
Illustrations: Complete with the with reproduction of the original 1751 title page and 6 full-page illustrations (one folding illustration).
The book: This 1925 edition 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 fine half-morocco leather binding by Bayntun enhances its appeal, making it an exquisite collector's piece. "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.
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