New York: Harper & Brothers, 1888. Gaul, Gilbert. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Very Good. Item #072254
Clean pages except for modest toning throughout; no owners' marks; a slight relaxation of the binding stitches, but they remain secure; full blue cloth cover is dimmed along the spine and bears a few small, scattered, light-colored patches front and back, mild rubbing along the spine sides, shelfwear including some fraying at spine ends and two corners, and inward turns at the bottom free corners, otherwise clean and striking, in brown ink and silver and gold foil. Illustrated with steel engravings throughout. Dystopian lost world in which the Canada Standoff ("You first!" "No, after you!") has become a deadly religion ruled by the phrenological untermenschen and the six-month polar night.