London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, [1907, but 1909?]. First Thus. Small 12mo (16cm.); original cloth in white pictorial dust jacket; ,ii,287pp. Jacket rather dust-soiled, extremities rubbed and worn with shallow loss to bottom edge of upper panel, spine ends chipped, else About Very Good and sound. Cheap edition of this anti-socialist dystopia, which anticipated the rise of fascism and served as a source of inspiration for George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. First published as What Might Have Been. Date based on SARGENT, p. 71.