London, Hutchinson, 1889. First Edition. First Impression. Hardback. A very good copy. First British edition (there was a colonial issue that preceded). A science fiction utopia written by a former New Zealand Premier. Two issues of the domestic edition are known, the present design and a similar one but blocked in colour with a frontispiece of the author. Spine toned and darkened, gilt a little dull. Bevelled edges a bit rounded. 4pp of ads to the rear. [8874, Hyraxia Books].