Limited Editions Club. Limited Edition, one of 1500 copies SIGNED by the illustrator, Elise. Large 8vo. 412 pp. Color illustrations throughout by Elise. Designed by Merle Armitage and printed at The Ward Ritchie Press in Los Angeles. Yellow linen printed in red; in publisher's clear acetate slipcase. The book has some darkening * tiny snag to spine; light scraping to the slipcase. The book has not been removed from the slipcase; thus the case is intact. As is common with this publication, the plastic fits snugly about the book and typically tears and breaks upon attempts to remove the book. Item #21889
Bellamy's time travel novel tells the story of a hero figure named Julian West, a young American, who towards the end of the 19th century, falls into a deep, hypnosis-induced sleep and wakes up 113 years later. He finds himself in the same location (Boston, Massachusetts), but in a totally changed world: It is the year 2000, and while he was sleeping, the United States has been transformed into a socialist utopia.