Melbourne, George Robertson & Co., 1896. First Edition. First Impression. Lost Race. An Australian Utopian work, this being the first Australian Edition with Australian cities listed before London. "Suvin suggests [it's] simultaneously an ideal society and the abode of deceased friends". The crew of the boat find their way to the planet Blestland, by way of a Cimmerian darkness, suggesting they'd found their way to the 'edge of the world' [Spectrum, vol. II, p49; Bleiler, p78, not classified; Blackford, p22 ]. Very good, boards slight worn, gilt bright, price inked on endpaper, school prize inscription to endpaper, [5952, Hyraxia Books].