Holstein, IA: Gilmore & Olerich, 1893. First Edition. An individualist co-operative utopia on Mars, as described by a visiting Martian to a midwestern farmer. Olerich (1857-1921) was a farmer, lawyer, and inventor; he was the author of at least two more books on utopian themes: Modern Paradise (1915) and The World A Thousand Years Hence (1923, published posthumously). He was an occasional contributor to such anarchist journals as Liberty and Twentieth Century. SARGENT p.99. LEWIS p.138. WRIGHT III 4030. Octavo (20cm). Printed wrappers; 447pp; illus; one folding plate. Text tanned and slightly brittle; wrappers complete, slightly faded at margins; Very Good. We have never previously encountered this fragile issue in wraps, presumably issued simultaneously with the cloth-bound issue, probably as a "budget" edition as the text is printed on noticeably inferior paperstock.