New York: Harper & Brothers, 1888. First Edition. Dystopian posthumously and anonymously published novel by the popular Canadian author. Describes a lost race in the Anarctic, "satirizing current visions of men as better than they are" (LEWIS, p. 51); BLEILER (1972), p. 27; NEGLEY 272. Octavo (19cm.); original dark blue decorative cloth embossed in silver, gilt, and brown; viii,291,,(ads)pp.; frontispiece, 18 leaves of plates. Some general shelf wear with very shallow losses to spine ends, fore-edge of pp. 33/34 a bit ragged, else Very Good and sound.