Islandia. Austin Tappan WRIGHT, Leonard Bacon, author, intro.


New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1942. First Edition. First Printing, (publisher's colophon on copyright page). Octavo (19.5cm); tan buckram boards decoratively titled in black and gilt on the front cover and spine; map endpapers; green topstain; dustjacket; 1013 pp. Spine ends gently nudged; mild toning to the upper board edges and joints; small spot of finger soil to the half title and right edge of textblock; Near Fine. The dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.00) with nicks and short tears to the extremities; chip to the crown; mild soil to the rear panel and flap edges; Very Good+.

Author's first and only book, published posthumously. "Islandia, a place easily described as a Utopia...[is] an enormous book, ostensibly describing the travels of a visitor to the island and in fact providing an extremely elaborate picture of an invented alternative society and it's richly drawn inhabitants." CLUTE and NICHOLLS, p.1349; SARGENT, p.111; NEGLEY 1215; CURREY, P.557.

Price: $250.00

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