New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1891. Small Octavo. Item #027788
5th edition. 78 pages. A theme in last Victorian literature which was the opposite of Manifest Destiny. A novel of a future that finds catastrophic climate change has left America in ruins including the Statue of Liberty (cf. the Planet of the Apes). Another illustration shows ruins of a New York Fifth Avenue Hotel, with explorers finding wild beasts in its ruins. Anatomy of Wonder (1981). Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 21. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 125. Negley, Utopian Literature 796. Wright (III) 3770. Bound in a blue pictorial cloth accented in black, white and gilt, spine plain. wear to corners and spine ends.