A Journey In Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future. John Jacob Astor.
A Journey In Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future

A Journey In Other Worlds: A Romance of the Future

New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1894. Illustrations by Dan Beard. First Edition. Hardcover. 5-1/8 x 7-3/4", silver decorated blue cloth, gilt titles, vii, 476pp, frontis. plate plus 9 additional full-page plates and one diagram in text by artist Dan Beard. Item #900526

First Edition. From his 19th century perch, John Astor imagines what life will be like in the year 2000. Earth has become a corporate technocracy, with big businesses using incredible advances in science to improve life on the planet. With a growing population, Earthlings looks to the universe for habitable planet and sends a spaceship (Callisto powered by an antigravitational force) on a reconnaissance mission through the solar system. Astronauts visit Jupiter and Saturn and, in the process, learn the ultimate fate of mankind.

A very clean, tight, square, and bright copy, no owners names or marks. A little wear to tips, but a remarkably crisp and unworn copy, near fine.


Price: $200.00

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