The Fall of Utopia
Place Published: Boston
Publisher: Eastern Publishing Company
Date Published: 1900
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 38063
190pp. Duodecimo [18.5 cm] Olive green cloth over boards with gilt lettering on the spine and front cover, and a gilt and green ink stamped butterfly and flower vignette on the front cover. Good condition only. Mildly bumped and rubbed at the extremities. The spine is darkened, and there is a dark stain along the top edge of the front cover. The hinges are soft, and the text block is cracked multiple times. From the collection of Berkeley book collector and letter press printer, John Ruyle, with his notes in pencil on the front free endsheet. Reginald 00968. Wright III, 416. Listed in "American Lost-Race Fiction: The Stuart Teitler Collection," a catalog produced in 2008 by Serendipity Books of Berkeley, California.
An Oriental dystopian lost race fantasy. The main character is stranded on an island called "Utopia" and a native relates the history and final fall of the island to him.